Texture question

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  1. sunbeam

    sunbeam TPF Noob!

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    I'm just learning how to make texture layers in pse7. I am wondering how you place the texture just on the background and not ppl in a portrait? Thanks!
     
  2. robertwsimpson

    robertwsimpson No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    layer mask?
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yup, layer masking.
     
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    robertwsimpson No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I just discovered this too. it sure beats cutting and pasting.
     
  5. sunbeam

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    ok, noob question (yet again) what is layer mask? The steps I take to add texture is to open pic, open texture, drag txt, hit ctrl T.. stretch it out across pic and then adjust opacity and such. Is that a layer mask? I don't think I see anything in there that says layer mask.. ? but I might have just overlooked it. Thanks for those who responded! :)
     
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    select the texture layer and hit the little button that the red arrow is pointing toward.
    then color that layer with black and white. I can never remember which is which, but one will make the layer invisible, and the other will make it visible. if you need more explanation, just go on youtube and type in layer mask. I'm sure there are a billion videos on there about layer masking.
     
  7. sunbeam

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    Thanks Robert!
     

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