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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Masking Technique Tutorial

It seems a few people wanted a step-by-step on the masking technique, and while I am no expert, I wanted to share my love for this technique with everyone.

So step one is to stamp two images the same.

Step two is to cut out one of the images. Cut very close the the outer line, the closer the better, but don't cut through.


Step three is to use a craft knife to cut any parts between the shoes and legs that you cannot get to with scissors


Step four, you should now have two images one cut and the other still on the cardstock


Step five is to attach the cut out image to the one still on the cardstock with repo Herma (or similar brand) Step six attach the image over the topStep seven is to take the background stamp that you want to use and ink it up.
Step eight is to stamp the background over the top of the covered image
Step nine is to remove the mask from the original stamped image
Step ten, now you have removed the mask you are done...colour your images as usual
See it is as easy as that, there is no real mystery. If I can master this technique, trust me, anyone can. I hope you have found the tutorial helpful, and if you have any other questions...let me know. One thing to remember is that it is important to pick the right image to mask. One with lots of intricate edges will be harder to cut and the results may not be as good...depending on the quality of your cutting...so pick an image with a clean silhouette.

11 comments:

Chrissie said...

Thank you Caz, for this great tutorial and for making it in easy step by step instructions. I think even I could try this out (all I need now is to be able to get my hands on the lovely new Tildas!)
Many thanks, lol Chrissie xx

Anonymous said...

Caz, you made it look so easy. I will be trying this out tonight. Thanks, best wishes Jude (hollybank)

angeljakki said...

Great tutorial

Image editor said...

Thank you for the great tutorial!!
Keep posting
I looking forward .....
Thanks & Regards
image Editor
www.saibposervices.co.uk/photoshop-Image_masking.aspx

joanold said...

That's very useful to see it done with pictures. A fantastic tutorial. Thanks a lot.

TwinTrouble said...

Thank-You Caz... fantastic tutorial, even for a beginner like me :)

Hoping to give it a go soon... don't you just love learning a new technique :)

ink'n'rubba said...

Thanks for a great tutorial Caz!

sheridan-jade said...

OH thats great!
dawn bibby tried telling us how to do it without any demenstration so i dint get it:S but now i do :)

Kristine said...

Wow Caz! I've been looking through your blog and what amazing cards you make!
So adorable! I have to link to your blog at my blog, if it's Ok with you?!
Hugs from Kristine

Craft Fairy said...

Brilliant tutorial. I see that you're a woman after my own heart.

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