mother's day

Placing Photos in Objects

Have you ever wanted to place an image inside a shape? Here is a fun Mother's Day project using a photo of your mother, and a heart shape. For Mother's Day, I thought it would be fun to take a nice photo of my mom and place it in a "heart shape". This is actually VERY easy to do with photoediting software. I have a tutorial on how to do this in Affiinity Photo, but it would also work for PhotoShop as well. You can place photos into any type of shaped object. This is called "Masking", or in other words you are using the shaped object to place over the photo. This "masks" or covers any part of the photo that is outside of the shape's borders.

Click HERE to go to Tutorial.

Have fun with this easy project and send me a few samples of what you have accomplished. If you need help, please contact me.

  1. I am a retired pediatrician who has a love for technology use in family history. I have been given a rich heritage of photos, old letters, stories, videos, and more from my ancestors. I love to preserve that heritage and share it with my two generations of posterity now. Sharing my ancestor's heritage as well as my own, with my posterity allows them to discover more about their own heritage as well.