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Intertwined Hearts - Using Layer Styles and Custom Shapes in Photoshop

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Create a Mask
Create a Mask
Text and images © Sandra Trainor

You would think that a mask could be used to easily intertwine the two hearts, but a mask doesn't work well with certain layer styles. I will create a mask to show you what I mean.

With the gold heart layer selected, I will choose the Lasso tool from the Tools panel, then click and drag to draw a selection around the gold heart, yet not where I want the silver heart to overlap. I'll then click the Add Layer Mask button at the bottom of the Layers panel to create the mask.

What is a mask?

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