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AD Discussion / Re: Masks in AD?
« Last post by Grethe on August 06, 2018, 03:47:26 am »
Here are mine 2 attempts on this. Linda, you can use the eraser in Pixel Persona to erase the line, I did that in the first image. Another thing I noticed, you have to group the mask and the image before you can put a background behind, the second shows with a contrasting colour for visibility.
I think I followed ML's way mostly (Sorry, I forget to take notes  :laugh2: )
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AD Discussion / Re: Masks in AD?
« Last post by Rege on August 06, 2018, 03:06:59 am »
I saw Sheryl's message last night but I didn't understand what she was trying to do...

With the examples provided this morning I see more clearly, so I come after the battle since you have the solution but I still give you my way of proceeding.

I used a clipart (not very pretty it's true) and a color rectangle created in DrawPlus with a brush outline for the mask ("Stain" brush in " Outlines " in the "Brushes" tab, for those who own DrawPlus). I'm not sure my translation is correct. I exported the rectangle to image format (PNG 32 bits with transparency).

I placed the rectangle in AD. In the layers it is then enough to place the rectangle under the clipart and to mount it in the clipart layer until obtaining a blue vertical rectangle to the right of the thumbnail.

In my screenshot I used a clipart in image format (I could have put a picture) but it also works with WMF cliparts much more useful in AD because they are resizable without quality loss.

EDIT:

With this method there is no white around: see my second screenshot. I used two cliparts in WMF format.
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AD Discussion / Re: Masks in AD?
« Last post by Grethe on August 06, 2018, 01:03:12 am »
Hmmmm I'd to try this later today! Like you, ML, I've tons of masks from PI-days
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AD Discussion / Re: Desaturate
« Last post by Joy on August 06, 2018, 12:30:21 am »
hope you are feeling a little better, still best to go to doctor....
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AD Discussion / Re: Masks in AD?
« Last post by Linda R on August 05, 2018, 10:35:10 pm »
Ahh, I didn't notice that when I posted it and it didn't show on my screen in Ad. 
Glad you got it figured out MaryLou!
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AD Discussion / Re: Masks in AD?
« Last post by MaryLou on August 05, 2018, 09:46:47 pm »
The image you posted shows a white border around the edges rather than being invisible.  I just tried again... I THINK I might have it right this time!!

I think I did it the way I want it!!!  Was super simple.  Now I just need to dig a bunch of masks out of PI.  Here is also my layers so those who want to try it can. 
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AD Discussion / Re: Masks in AD?
« Last post by Linda R on August 05, 2018, 08:37:13 pm »
It was the new mask that I was exporting without a background.
When I apply it to an image and export, I found that you have to clip it inside your photo OR you have to group the 2 layers.  I tried it both ways and exported without a background and then there is no black showing. 
Glad you figured out a way to do it!
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AD Discussion / Re: Masks in AD?
« Last post by MaryLou on August 05, 2018, 06:52:07 pm »
I've got it going now!! In PI, i have to drag a mask out onto the workspace, then use the magic wand to select all the white areas.  Right-click and invert, then save as .png to make the mask.

Place both image and mask in AD with the mask on the top layer.  Position the image under the mask.  On the mask level, set the mode to Erase.  Works perfect every time!!

I went to look for my PI masks and they were all gone!  Must have deleted thinking I would't be able to use them again.  Luckily, I found them on a 2015 backup!  So now, I have at least 150 of them.. maybe more!   Looks like I'm going to have a lot of new things to play with!!  Thanks for the help, Linda!   Oh, I had to save it as image WITH background, otherwise the black edge showed. 

Hmmm... something else must have gone wrong because now I see the white frame.    Grrrrr!!!  It doesn't show up in AD that way


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AD Discussion / Re: Masks in AD?
« Last post by Linda R on August 05, 2018, 04:35:51 pm »
I was taught when making a mask that black blocks.  So your mask to me is backwards.  I created a black square and then put your mask on it and used the erase blend mode.  I exported it as a png without the background.  Now it's a new mask.  Then I tested it by placing it on the butterfly and used the erase blend mode again.  That gives the look you were after.  So it's not a true mask I guess, but it works like the frames did in PSP.
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AD Discussion / Re: Masks in AD?
« Last post by MaryLou on August 05, 2018, 04:05:02 pm »
The first one is what type of results I'm looking for.   I have a mask and an image.  I put the image into the mask with no luck , then I put the mask into the image - no luck. Also used Erase both times but must be missing something. Below are my image and my mask.
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