Photoshop: Clipping mask frustration

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I have worked for two days to get a photo into a Valentine's Day template. I open template in CS5, place finished jpg. over template and click check. I then hold down alt and move the cursor over the two layer palette boxes and click the intersecting circles, which then turns my photo layer into a down turned arrow. But it doesn't allow my photo to "hide" behind my template, or however you choose to word it. In other words, my template flowers are hidden by my photo. Any help or ideas?
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Cindy Amstutz

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  • danged frustrated!!

Posted 7 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Can you post a screen shot of your layers panel and document window to see how you have things set up?
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FerdiCildiz

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sometimes creating clipping masks with mouse would be harder. Try to hit ctrl + hit + g shortcut keys and make sure you are working on right layers.
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Cindy Amstutz

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Okay, I learned an easy lesson the hard way. The template I was trying to open was the wrong one. It was a jpg, not a Photoshop fi
le. Once I opened the Photoshop template, it all worked perfectly. Thank you for taking the time to reply!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Thanks for the update.