Sign & Digital Graphics

September '14

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • September 2014 • 45 tion outline, otherwise it is grayed out in the menu. Photoshop pastes the copied content onto a new layer and creates a layer mask in the shape of the selection. As you can see in Figure 2, the layer mask is not linked to the layer so that the content can be easily repositioned. Paste Outside—(Shift+Cmnd/Cntr+ (Opt/Alt)+V)—does the exact opposite. The mask is reversed so that everything outside the selection is revealed (see Figure 3) To be honest, I've yet to find a practical use for this command, but hey, that doesn't necessarily mean that you won't. Paste in Place—(no key command)—is used when pasting content from one doc- ument to another and will position the pixels at the same X and Y coordinates as where they were originally copied. This can be quite useful when working on documents of similar size. Clone Tools In general, the cloning tools that are found in the Tools panel are designed to work on smaller regions of an image. They are usually applied with a brush and are therefore dependent on the brush's size, shape and dynamics. Several tools can sample and deposit pixels. The Clone Stamp samples pixels and deposits them to the location you choose. Before cloning, I recommend that you make a rough selection around the destination area so as to avoid apply- ing the pixels where you don't want them. To sample an area, drag the cur- sor to the area that you want to copy and press Opt (Mac) or Alt (Win). The cursor turns into a target then click the mouse to sample. It's best to choose a soft round brush. Drag the cursor inside the selection. Hold the mouse button down and drag EMAIL CALL 775.829.7272 SIGNAGE hardware VISIT standof The NBM Show Philadelphia #323 StandOff Cap & Barrel Project by: Hutchison Studio & Glasrat Ar t Glass Simple, cost-effective and extremely easy to use, magnets give you the bag of tricks you need to provide effective solutions for graphics, sign and display building. Learn the secrets to profitable and creative sign and graphics design with magnets at Booth 4441 Booth 3246

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