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Chapter 10. Creating Masks > Drawing a Mask

Drawing a Mask

You can use any filled shape as a mask. Flash ignores gradients, lines, and the content in bitmaps-in all cases it just deals with the whole shape. Use any of Flash’s drawing tools to create a shape that will define the viewable area of the linked layers below. Keep in mind that mixing elements at different levels (editable shapes and symbols, for example) can produce unexpected results. Try to use only one type of element in any one mask: editable shapes, symbols, or groups.

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