Using Photo Masks in ACDSee Photo Editor 2008

I am on the Creative Team for Nina Scraps Designs. This lady, whose designs are sold exclusively at Oscraps, is not only a total sweetheart, but amazingly talented. One of her new things that she likes to include in her kits are photo masks I love the way a photo mask  makes your photo looks vintage or edgy, depending on what style the mask is.

I am going to show you how easy photo masks are to use in Photo Editor.

First, select your photo, a background paper and a photo mask (also called clipping masks). Drag them into your Image Basket. Open the background paper and save it with a new name and as an apd file.

Next, drag your photo onto your paper. Place the photo mask over the photo.You can resize the mask to make it fit better over your photo, if you wish.

Photo Mask

Select both Objects in Object Palette, by Ctrl-Clicking both layers. Them click “Trim to Shape.”

Trim to Shape

And now you have a cool, grungy feel to this photo:


I love how the background shows through the photo. All I need to do now is to add in some elements and a title.



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