Photoshop Clipping Mask Shortcut If you are following tutorials on how to use Photoshop, you probably already know that most of the time you will need to use the clipping mask. The clipping mask is a very important tool in Photoshop that allows you to show or hide parts of your layers. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a clipping mask with your own custom shape. Photoshop Clipping Mask Shortcuts Welcome to another Photoshop quick tip. In this article, I will show you the shortcuts for creating a clipping mask. As you can see, I set three layers here. I have one The background layer, it is a kind of textured wood. I also have a photo layer, and then a hue and saturation layer. I want to convert the photo to black and white, so I hide the hue/saturation now because I have preloaded it. In order to remove all saturation when I open it, everything on my document becomes black and white, because if I just want it to affect the photo, it won’t affect all the layers below it. I need to make it somehow Attached to the layer of the photo; we will create a clipping mask by creating a clipping mask. If you only have to select and move the mouse between the two layers and click, you will notice that it creates a downward arrow here, now Only our photo is black and white, because no matter what I crop to, the layer of the base photo will remain within the boundaries of that layer. It only affects it, it keeps the rest of the document, as in this quick tip, if you want to learn more about clipping, I find myself using this shortcut in almost every Photoshop document I create Masks.