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How to have an image show through a shape in photoshop?

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Sep 05, 2021 Sep 05, 2021

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Hello!

 

I'm new to using PhotoShop and trying to figure out how to make a cut out image show through a shape, as if it's inside - but not as a 'fill shape' kind of thing. Here's a random example I found online from an advert to hopefully explain better what I mean!

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I'm sure it's so simple, but I can't figure out for the life of me how to do it in a way that isn't way too complicated and convoluted. I'm sure there's an easier way. Thank you so much in advance!

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Sep 05, 2021 Sep 05, 2021

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There are several ways, I would recommend two linked Smart Object instances, one clipped to the shape, the other behind and masked. 

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You can also have the subject layer above the shape layer. Then use the shape layer to create a mask for the shape layer. Then edit the mask to show the part of the subject layer that you want extending out from the shape layer.

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