Corey shows you how to use a vector mask to pull objects from their background.



  1. Jean 29 September, 2008 at 17:52 Reply

    Great Tutorial. I didn’t as well as I wanted on the Vector masks in Photoshop.Now, I have an idea of how much easier it is. Thanks!

  2. Ofer L 11 October, 2008 at 07:02 Reply

    This tutorial rises above every cutting tutorial i have ever read.
    Thank you very much, keep on teaching ! ! !


  3. ZeroGrafics 17 July, 2009 at 15:54 Reply

    Thanks a lot Corey. Very educational. I always just used the pen tool to create a path and then clear the parts that I didn’t want (the background), but this looks like a much more smooth and controlled method. ~ZeroGrafics

  4. Alex 23 August, 2009 at 21:53 Reply

    Corey thank you so much! i barely even knew what that tool was for before this tutorial. greetings from Canada =D

  5. Dada 16 October, 2009 at 14:40 Reply

    Hey Corey

    i ve seen dozens of tutorials on vector masks

    Many were well enough tho i was still a bit in the shade

    Your ability to teach and speak is heads above the rest

    i cant wait to see more of your videos


  6. Bold as love 2 November, 2009 at 05:30 Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge in such a nice and inteligible way!
    I’ve been struggling for so long, and a last I’ve got a clever and clean way to cut objects from the background. That saves me hours of work, fantastic, thanks again!
    Gonna go through all your tutorials…

  7. Luis 30 December, 2009 at 16:06 Reply

    Thank you Corey I’m currently learning PS and I found this website the best classroom I could ever have. Happy New Year 2010

  8. Massiel 16 September, 2010 at 16:07 Reply


    Everything was really useful until I tried it myself… πŸ™ when I select the pen tool and start to trace over the object it fills randomly with colour! I know it’s probably some little thing I haven’t deseselected but it’s driving me crazy! Please help πŸ™‚


  9. Teena 7 January, 2011 at 18:58 Reply

    wow. that was fantastic. I’ve so far ignored vectors in my PS adventures just because I thought them too diffficult to get my head round. This will be the beginning of a beautiful freindshiip. Can’t thank you enough πŸ™‚

  10. Travis 24 June, 2011 at 13:59 Reply

    Great tutorial Corey, as usual. I have a question that no one seems to be able to answer, so I’m going to the top link in the chain. Can the points in a vector mask be individually addressed and moved after the mask is created in such a way as to move the pixels inside of the mask accordingly? Thanks in advance…if anyone knows answer, it will be you.


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