Link a layer with a shape/vector mask in Photoshop
Simple question that I can't find the answer to.
I have a layer with a photo that I got off the internet. I want this layer to have rounded corners. So I draw a rectangle with rounded corners in photoshop. Just like the color is linked to the vector mask (that is the rounded corner rectangle), I would think I can link the layer to the vector mask. However, after all my research I cannot find how. Can anybody help link a layer to a vector mask/shape?
Its easy, called Clipping Mask.
Just put your "photo" layer on top of the "rounded corner" rectangle layer, in the layers panel (F7). Right-click on the "photo" layer, select "Create Clipping Mask".
From this link, I'm summarizing the steps
Assuming you have a new document created, import the photo layer into Photoshop.
Create a new layer below photo layer, in layers panel (F7).
Draw rectangle by selecting "rounded corner" option, inside "shape" tool. Specify radius.
Place both layers in same area on canvas.
Right-click on photo layer (in layers panel), select "Create Clipping Mask" option.
..and you are done!