Photoshop CS4 Clipping Mask

Making a Clipping Mask is pretty easy with Photoshop CS4.

First make a selection of the area you would like to mask. Using your selection tool of choice for this post I will be using the Quick Selection tool.

Using this tool I quickly select the image of the bird.

I then open the Paths tab and click on the corner menu and select “Make Working Path”

I then choose 2.0 tolerance ( you may choose differently) and click ok

The on the paths menu you choose
Save Path – Name the path whatever or use the default – Click ok

Then on the menu you choose
Clipping path – Make sure you are clipping the correct path in the dialogue and click ok

You now have a clipping path!