PicsArt Shape Mask | How To use the Shape Mask Tool in PicsArt

A Step by Step Tutorial to help you use the PicsArt Shape Mask Tool. A complete guide to help you get started with the Shape Mask Tool in PicsArt.

Hello There! This is Daimary John and in this article, “PicsArt Shape Mask Tool” . We will learn,

What is PicsArt Shape Mask Tool?

“Shape Mask Tool” in PicsArt is an Editing Tool which can be used to mask images with Mathematical Designs. Hence the name.

PicsArt Shape Mask Tool Interface

Apart from just the Mathematical Shapes, you also get few other Shapes such as Apple, Rabbit, Crab etc.

What are the adjustments of PicsArt Shape Mask Tool?

We get a total of 6 adjustments with the Shape Mask Tool in PicsArt.

These are the Size, BG color, BG pattern etc.

PicsArt Shape Mask Interface

You can change the Colour of the Shapes or you can even add your own image as a background.

You also get the option to use blending options such as Multiply, Xor, Overlay etc. Basically you get full control over the Shapes.

Let us get to know more about each adjustments options available for the PicsArt Shape Mask Tool in the paragraphs below.

Cute Boy and a Girl

We will be using the image above for this tutorial. It’s an image of two beautiful children together.


You can resize your Shape Mask by just dragging the little arrow (<->).

PicsArt Shape Mask Tool Resize

Drag it to the right to increase the width of the Shape Mask and vise versa. Drag it upwards to increase the height of the Shape Mask, and vise versa.

You can also drag it diagonally to increase or decrease the size evenly.

BG colour

With the help of “BG Color” option, you can change the colour of the background which in default, it’s set to “white”.

PicsArt Shape Mask Tool BG color

Just tap on the BG colour and the regular PicsArt Colour Dialog box appears. You can now choose your own colour and just tap on the tick mark sign (✓) present on the top right corner to change the BG color.

BG Pattern

“BG Pattern” allows you to choose a pattern or an image of your’s as a Background.

PicsArt Shape Mask Tool BG pattern

Apart from using just the colours, you can also use patterns as a mask from the already available patterns. You also get the option to use your own image from your gallery.

There are a total of 20 different patterns available. It’s all mixed up.

Invert Tool

By default. PicsArt makes the Shape transparent, covering up the rest of the image. You can change this by just tapping on the Invert Tool.

PicsArt Shape Mask Tool Inverse

Invert Tool is present right next to BG Pattern. It looks almost like the Chinese symbol for Peace. Black & White.


“Opacity” option allows you adjust the transparency of the Shape Mask.

PicsArt Shape Mask Opacity

You can also adjust the Opacity or the transparency of the Shape Mask by sliding the button from left to right or vise versa.


“Blend” option allows you to change the blending mode of the Shape Mask.

PicsArt Shape Mask Blending Modes

You can add additional effects and enhance the look of your Shape Mask by using the Blend Tool. You get a total of 7 cool blending options. Which is pretty standard for PicsArt.

Apart from just the adjustments options. PicsArt also includes the Eraser Tool as an option to enhance your creativity.

Eraser Tool

PicsArt Shape Mask Eraser Tool

You can adjust the Size, Opacity and the Hardness of the Eraser Brush. You basically have full control working with PicsArt.

How To use the PicsArt Shape Mask Tool?

In order to use the PicsArt Shape Mask Tool, follow the Step by Step instructions provided below.

Step 1 : Open your image in PicsArt.

Step 2 : Slide the bottom tool bar to the left and select “Shape Mask”.

Step 3 : Select your desired Shapes from the bottom preset and,

Step 4 : Do all the necessary adjustment as you’ve learnt by reading the articles above.

Step 5 : Save your project by tapping on the check mark (√) icon present on the top right corner.

Below is a Basic Example of image processed after applying the Shape Mask.

Cute little Girl and a Boy with added Shape Mask

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Well, this was all in this post PicsArt Shape Mask Tool. I hope this tutorial to be the one you were looking for. If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below.

If you want to increase your knowledge over PicsArt. You can read and learn more through the following links provided below.

Thank you very much for reading this post.

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