View Full Version : Problems with Masking

07-10-2007, 10:57 AM
Whenever I try to paste a bit map into a marque shape as a mask, the picture comes out distorted. The distortion usually varies depending on the filling color of my shape.

Can anyone advise me on how to get a clear image inside my shape?



d a v e
07-11-2007, 03:26 AM
can you post an example?

07-11-2007, 11:19 PM
Hi Dave

I hope you can see these images. They include original image, vector shape, and masked picture.

I meant to write "Whenever I try to paste a bit map into a marque vector shape as a mask". But i think you got the message.


Thanks for your help.


d a v e
07-12-2007, 03:27 AM
if you're after something like this http://pp.kpnet.fi/prescott/stuff/myvectorshapegb9.png

then draw your rounded rectangle

cut the photo (ctrl x) then select the vector shape and Edit > Paste inside

with it still selected go to the properties bar at the bottom of the screen and Add Filter: Adjust Colour > colour fill, pick you colour (the pink) and adjust the percentage to your liking ;)

the other thing you can do is invert the picture (from the top menu Filters > adjust colours > invert and then select it with vector shape and then Modify > mask > group as mask