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Quick, Put on the Mask!

For a simple Mask effect in a few short steps, start by placing some artwork to be the mask on a layer. Now create a new layer and put all your items to be masked on that layer. It is wise to name the layers, so you might as well name them “Mask” and “Masked” respectively. Now comes the hard part. Move the Mask layer so that it is directly above the layer containing the items to be masked. Now double-click the Mask layer, set its type to Mask, and click OK. Flash should automatically include the layer under the Mask layer as being masked and lock both layers for you, which enables you to preview the Mask effect.

If for some reason Flash does not automatically do this (it has its issues), then double-click the Masked layer, set it to Masked, and then lock both layers. That was pretty dern easy now, wadn’t it? Yeehaw!

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