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Masking an Image

Masking is a method of using the shape and the fill of one object to control another object. A mask can be either a vector or a bitmap. In Lesson 2, you used Paste Inside to place the triangles around the inside edge of the candy logo. Paste Inside is a form of masking: the circle controls how much of the image is displayed.

Another form of masking uses the fill of an object, not just the outline of the object. Imagine a piece of black construction paper with a hole cut from the middle. Place the construction paper over a picture. As you move the picture behind the paper, only a part of the picture is visible through the hole. The construction paper is acting as a mask. The size and shape of the cutout area determine what part of the picture is visible.


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