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Adobe Fireworks CS4 Classroom in a Book by Adobe Creative Team

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Chapter 6. Masking

Lesson overview

Masking opens up a world of creative options, and adds flexibility to your designs as well, because with masks you are not permanently deleting pixels; you’re merely hiding them from view. Combined with using gradient fills, you can get some very customized results. Fireworks lets you work with both bitmap and vector masks easily and seamlessly. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Create a bitmap mask from a selection

  • Edit a bitmap mask using the Brush tool

  • Create a vector mask from a custom vector shape

  • Edit the vector mask and change its properties using the Property inspector

  • Use the Auto Vector Mask command

This lesson will take about 90 minutes to complete. Copy the Lesson06 folder into the Lessons ...

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