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Hi all,

 

I've no idea how I call this. But what I want to do is create a graphic stack it on top of a duplicate. Like a pile of papers. Now I want to give each graphic (or paper) a border which will cut out on the layer below. I've tried to create an image that would explain what I'm trying to do.

 

Image 1: is the object with the 'cut away space (green) for the below image'

Image 2: duplicated objects

Image 3: the top object will 'cut away' on the bottom one

Image 4: should be the intended result

 

On a white background this is easily done with a white border around the object. See image 4, but what I need is that all that is white is transparent.

 

Any ideas or suggestions?

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Set the layer blend mode (of the line) to Erase

 

erased.jpg.453cedfb733b84ac42747227032bee44.jpg

 

Note that the blend mode affects the whole layer but only "erases" where there are pixels. So duplicate the top shape, set the fill of the duplicated shape to "None" and set the layer blend mode to "Erase".

 

One problem you may find.. The erase layer will erase anything in the background too.

toerase.jpg.ecfc9e3ee96deacaa376fa70d87a680f.jpg

 

Group the shape layers to contain it

 

grouped.jpg.edb1ddd73b7e5f22e9ab86f3fbe16f76.jpg

 

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Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

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