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I'm trying to remember ūü§Ē the term for an action that allows you to create a shape layer that allows layers below it to be transparent based on that particular shape layer. It's virtually the same effect as actual subtracting a part of a layer, but it's non-destructive. It's similar to a layer mask, but that's not what I'm referring to. Very handy feature, but I can't seem to find it in the help. Hopefully, I described it well enough for someone to know the correct term for it so I can figure out how to use it again. If not, I would be happy to provide more detail.

Thanks in advance,

Paul ūüėĀ

 

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Sounds like blend mode Erase.

Create a shape and set the Blend mode to Erase, object below will have the shape knocked out.  If you nest that shape under another layer the layer below will show through, else it will burn transparency through like Aliens Acid blood through a ships hull lol!

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2 hours ago, Realto said:

Yes, that's it!

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(okay, he didn't actually say it, but it would have sounded something like that if he had)

""Welcome you are padawan Realto" lol!

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