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Lesson 18. Animating GIF Images for the Web > Animating with layer masks

Animating with layer masks

As your final element of the Web-animation project, you’ll hide just the lower portion of a layer object—in this case, a whale’s tail—to create the illusion of the tail rising out of the water.

The file you’ll work with in this section has just three layers: an ocean layer that serves as the background area, the whale’s tail image, and a gradient fill that we created for you in Photoshop.


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