Carved Layer Mask Grid

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Carved Layer Mask Grid
by Jen White

Carve out a grid from a layer or group to give your favorite photo mask a trendy touch.


For this tutorial you will need:

  • A document with a clipping mask. One has been provided for you.
  • Photoshop Elements or Adobe Photoshop


Want to see what others are creating with this tutorial?


Click Here for the All-In-One Download
(video, layered document & manual)


Watch the Video Tutorial




Photo & Layout: Good Boy by Jen White
Tutorial: Carved Layer Mask Grid by Jen White
Kit: Better Days by Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Fonts: DJB Annalise, Aristelle Sans



More pages created using this tutorial:


Page: by Rose Cole
Photo: by Bryce Eagles
Tutorial: Carved Layer Mask Grid by Jen White
Supplies: Word Art by Down This Road Designs, Mask by PrelestnayaP Designs, Paper Frenzy Whites by Jumpstart Designs
Font: Seravek Light


Photo & Layout: Ravelle Scherer
Tutorial: Carved Layer Mask Grid by Jen White
Kits: Blue Heart Scraps_Today; North Meets South Studios_You’re My Pot of Gold
Font: Underland


Page & photos: Val Sleger
Tutorial: Carved Layer Mask Grid by Jen White and Sketch Effect Part 1 by Karen Schulz
Supplies: Mask – Val Sleger. Flowers: Fryske’s Scrap & Shine
Font: Cristallistic Script


Page & Photo: Laura Wiggins
Kit: Oscraps Hope Collaboration (Palvinka, CBD, Karen Schultz, OAWA, ldani, etd, simplette, emetodesigns, foxysquirrel)
Mask: February Challenge Silke
Font: Conquistador




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14 Responses

  1. Nanci Radford
    | Reply

    I actually took time out of my genealogy project to try this one! LOVE IT!

    • Jen White
      | Reply

      Can’t wait to see what you created, Nanci. 😀

  2. Peg Merton
    | Reply

    Thanks for another great tutorial. Always practical with clear and concise directions. You are a very good teacher.

    • Jen White
      | Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Peg!

  3. Jane
    | Reply

    Can you turn a mask into a smart object? I can see there might be an issue with pixelating if the mask is resized a number of times for different pages. What I meant to ask is , “Can you turn a layer mask into smart object?” I know I can turn a mask into one.

    • Jen White
      | Reply

      Great question, Jane.
      No, you cannot turn a layer mask into a smart object. But I can see what you are saying. You are afraid your crisp lines will pixelate. I don’t that that will be a problem unless you transform the mask many, many times. Simply changing the size of it many times before committing the change will not pixelate it. Does that help?

  4. Cathy
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    Thank you for always coming up with something new. I like grids, I’m going to have fun with this.

  5. Lorraine
    | Reply

    I love this tutorial, can’t wait to apply it. All your pages are inspiring. Thanks

    | Reply

    LOVE THIS!!!

    • Jen White
      | Reply

      So glad! I’d love to see what you come up with. 😀

  7. Margaret
    | Reply

    Thank you!

  8. Radha Iyengar
    | Reply

    Hi Jen, I don’t see all the masks used in this tutorial is not added in the download. I only see in the tutorial. I love all tutorials.
    Radha Iyengar

    • Jen White
      | Reply

      I’m happy to help, Radha. In the blogpost, click on the download link above the video. Unzip the folder. The layered PSD document is in the folder. That document is the one I’m using in the tutorial. Does that help?

  9. Ann
    | Reply

    Great lesson, I love that you include both PhotoShop & Elements instructions. Thanks!

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