Tigz Rice is a London based photographer specialising in fashion and boudoir with a vintage aesthetic. An Adobe Community Professional and Wacom Influencer, she originally trained in digital illustration before naturally progressing into the world of photography and retouching. Alongside a client list including Cosmopolitan Magazine, Burlesque On Ice and Paris Burlesque Festival, her work has dominated the European burlesque scene since 2009, which consequently means everything she owns is covered with a fine layer of glitter…

While Photoshop’s Clipping Paths are great for cutting out specific objects for publication, Clipping Masks are a speedier and much more versatile method for applying cut out effects to images, using a shape or text layer underneath your chosen image to control which parts of an image are visible.

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Clipping masks are easy to use, but there’s a lot that you can do with them, as you’ll discover as Tigz Rice shows you how to use them to put a grid over a photo in Photoshop.

Time to complete

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