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Docsmith626
05-02-2011, 05:32 PM
This may sound a bit strange, but if you enjoy working with composite images, it will make sense pretty quick. Is there any way to drop an image through a stencil? To, for example, filter an image through a texture and lay it on another image? There are several ways to do this sort of thing in PhotoShop, but they are all multi-step procedures. :confused:

Someonesane
05-02-2011, 05:47 PM
No, there's no way to drop an image over a stencil and have the stencil trim it. What you could do, is fill the stencil, make that fill a selection (Edit > Select Layer Contents) and then use that to cut away the excess image. That, or just use the eraser to remove the image around the stencil.

Docsmith626
05-03-2011, 05:32 AM
Bout what I thought. Thanks SS. Was hoping to find a nifty shortcut. Now, that "select contents" sounds like it might have multiple uses. :D

Someonesane
05-03-2011, 06:56 AM
Now, that "select contents" sounds like it might have multiple uses. :D

Yeah, it's handy. Works great for cropping the canvas to meet the exact size of the painted area, for making stickers.