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The New Way To Create A Clipping Group

If you’re used to the old Command-G (PC: Control-G) shortcut to clip the layer you’re on into the layer beneath, then you’re going to have some frustrating times in CS2. That’s because Command-G (PC: Control-G) now creates a Layer Group, not a clipping group (or clipping mask as Adobe renamed it in CS). To create a clipping mask, you have to use the old shortcut from pre-CS versions of Photoshop, which is to the hold the Option key (PC: Alt key) and in the Layers palette click once right between the two layer (your cursor will change to two overlapping circles—that’s your cue to click). You unclip them the same way.

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