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Layering Designs in Photoshop - Clipping Mask

This tutorial will walk you through overlaying an image over another - in this case applying a 'gold foil' design over a logo design. In technical terms this is known as a clipping mask.

 Open a PSD designs in Photoshop, with a transparent background - this could also be a PNG image, EPS, AI file etc:-


Select all of the relevant layers aside from background layer (if there is one):-


Press Ctrl-G/Cmd-G, or go to Layer > Group Layers.

They should now appear in a layer group as follows:-


Next, copy and paste the following gold foil design into your document:-


Scale and resize the gold foil design until it covers the whole logo:-



Whilst resizing, you may wish to change the interpolation to Nearest Neighbour at the top:-


Next, right click the gold foil layer:-


And locate 'Create clipping mask':-


This will now apply the gold layer style to your design:-


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