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.

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15 mins

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