Part One [Cont.]
- When you let go, the shape will fill with whatever your Foreground color was, but the color won’t matter once we apply a clipping mask.
- In the Layers panel, click-and-drag the photo layer above the flower shape layer.
- Here’s where the clipping mask comes in. Hover your mouse over the border between the two layers in the Layers panel. Then press the Alt key (Mac: Option). You should see an overlapping circle icon appear where your mouse was:
- Click with your mouse when that icon appears. A clipping mask will be created which hides the photo where it leaves the edges of the flower shape.
- Save the file.
Part Two: Artistic Touches
- Select the shape layer in the Layers panel.
- Hold the Ctrl key while you click on the Create a New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel. This will add a new layer below the current layer, rather than above it. That’s where we need this new layer to be.
- We’ll fill this new, empty layer with a pattern. Make sure it is selected in the Layers panel.
- Go to Edit > Fill.
- In the dialog box, change the Use: dropdown to Pattern.
- Click the Custom Pattern dropdown arrow, then click on the right-facing arrow that opens the menu.
- From the menu, select Nature Patterns.
- When a dialog box asks you what you would like to do, click Append to and the current set to the default patterns.
- From the Custom Pattern dropdown, select the pattern called Blue Daisies.
- That’s a cool effect, but let’s make it our image look “painterly”:
- Select the photo layer in the Layers panel.
- Run the Watercolor filter (Filter > Artistic > Watercolor.)
- Select the daisy pattern layer and run the Underpainting filter (Filter > Artistic > Underpainting).