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Chapter 10. Creating Masks > Activating a Mask

Activating a Mask

To activate a mask, you simply lock it and any of the linked layers beneath it. Linked layers are indented in the Layer Name region and have tinted blue icons. You can lock and unlock a mask and its layers to edit them and see the effects of the mask in the Flash development environment. You can also use the Test Movie command to view the masked effects in the Flash Player.

Activate a Mask

Open a document with a masked layer.

Click the black dot in the lock column of the mask layer to lock it.

Click this dot on each linked layer to lock all of them and see the masking effect.

TIMESAVER You can click the Lock icon at the top of the lock layers column to lock all the layers in your Timeline simultaneously.


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