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    Replace color of shape with image

    I'd like to replace the color of a shape with an image... I did it once, but lost the link to the tutorial I used...

    can someone point me to another tutorial or give me the instructions here?

    basically I want to replace an all-black shape with an image, so that the shape appears with the image in it, as opposed to the original color, black...

    I apologize if this is redundant, I have serarched.. just joined this forum, so I'm a newbie...

    many thanks...
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    Lots of ways to do this depending on what you want to do with the final image. Here's one:

    1) have your shape on layer 1
    2) create a new layer above layer one called layer 2
    3) place your cursor in the layers palette between the layers and ALT-CLICK (not sure of the Mac equivalent) and you're done

    That basically says use your shape as a mask for the image. You can move the image around to reveal different parts and the shape won't move or change.

    Here's another way:

    1) put your image on a layer
    2) click the Add Vector Mask button at the bottom of the layers palette; you'll see your image with a white box next to it on the same layer
    3) single-click the white box and draw your shape; remember this is a mask so white is visible, black is hidden


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