PicsArt Editing Tools: PicsArt Shape Mask | Shape Mask Tool Explained

Shape Mask Tool in PicsArt is an Editing Tool which can be used to mask images with Mathematical Designs. Hence the name. But apart from just the Mathematical Shapes, you also get few other Shapes such as Apple, Rabbit, Crab etc.

Hello There! This is Daimary John and in this post, PicsArt Shape Mask. We will learn everything about the PicsArt Shape Mask Tool.

PicsArt Shape Mask Designs

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.

Cute Boy and a Girl

Get this Image

So now let’s get to learn about the Interface of the Shape Mask and all the other tools and controls/options that can be used within the Shape Mask. So let’s get started with the tiny little arrow in the Shape Mask.


PicsArt Shape Mask Size

You can resize your Shape Mask by just dragging the little arrow (<->). Drag it to the right to increase the width of the 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.

Mask Options

PicsArt Shape Mask Interface

Every Mask comes with a built in Adjustments Tools (options) to customize the look according to one’s need.

You can change the BG colour. Which is the background colour and you can also set an image of your own as a BG. You can adjust the Opacity, you can also blend the Mask with the Original Image with the help of the blending options. Let’s get to know more about these tools.

(a.) BG colour

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

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.

(b.) 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.

(c.) 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.

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

(d.) Opacity

PicsArt Shape Mask Opacity

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

(e.) Blending Tools

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 PicdArt.

Eraser Tool

PicsArt Shape Mask Eraser Tool

It’s great to see PicsArt pushing the power of Eraser Tool in every other editing tools. You also have the option to erase all the areas you see unfit.

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

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

Cute little Girl and a Boy with added Shape Mask

I hope you’ve learnt everything about the Shape Mask by reading this post. I hope this post, PicsArt Shape Mask to be the one you were looking for. And if you want to learn more, you can continue to read more about PicsArt in PicsArt Editing Tutorial, PicsArt Drawing Tutorial, PicsArt Editing Tools and PicsArt Drawing Tools.

Thank you very much for reading this post.

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