8. Animating Shapes and Using Masks

Lesson overview

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Animate shapes with shape tweens

  • Use shape hints to refine shape tweens

  • Shape tween gradient fills

  • View onion skin outlines

  • Apply easing to shape tweens

  • Create and use masks

  • Understand mask limitations

  • Animate the Mask and Masked layers


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