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Masking Tips for Adobe Illustrator Version 5.0

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000128773D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 77K

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Software Patent Institute

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Adobe Systems Inc.: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Masking is a way to cover part of an image so that only a portion of the image appears through a shape or shapes you create. This technical note describes how to create masks and includes tips for working with masks.

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Masking Tips for Adobe Illustrator Version 5.0

Tech Note #4005 (4/22/94)Adobe Illustrator TM - Macintosh ®

Masking is a way to cover part of an image so that only a portion of the image appears through a shape or shapes you create. This technical note describes how to create masks and includes tips for working with masks.

CREATING MASKS IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR 5.0

A mask or masking object can consist either of a single object or a compound path. (See your Adobe Illustrator User Guide for more information about compound paths.) In Adobe Illustrator, you mask objects by placing the mask in front of or on top of the objects you want to be masked.

To create masks in Adobe Illustrator 5.0 or greater:

1 Create the masking object from a single object or from a compound path.

2 Position the masking object directly in front of the object or objects you want to mask.

3 If necessary, change the stacking order of the masking object by selecting the masking object and choosing Bring To Front from the Arrange menu. If the masking object and the object to be masked are on different layers, the masking object must be on the topmost selected layer. To move the masking object to the top layer, use the Layers palette: in the palette, select the layer name that contains the masking object, and drag the name to the top of the list. For more information, see "Moving Objects Between Layers" in the Adobe Illustrator User Guide.

4 Select the masking object and the objects you want to mask, and choose Masks/Make fro...