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Photoshop CS4, Volume 2: Visual QuickStart Guide by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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13. Vector Masks & Shapes

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In this chapter, you’ll learn how to create vector masks, which serve the same purpose as layer masks except that they can be used on any kind of layer, have sharp and precise edges, and occupy less storage space than layer masks or channels. You’ll also learn how to use the shape tools to quickly create vector shapes.

Creating vector masks

Like layer masks, vector masks hide areas of a layer, except in this case the mask shape is delineated ...

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