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Adobe® Photoshop® 7.0 Classroom in a Book® by Adobe Creative Team

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Using advanced layer features to create animations

In this part of the lesson, you’ll learn some animation tricks that can be created through the use of advanced layer features, such as layer masks, clipping paths, and clipping groups.

Using layer masks to create animations

First, you’ll use a clipping path to create the illusion of juice filling slowly to the top of the “U” in the logo text.

1.
Choose File > Open, and open the file Logo2.psd from the Lessons/Lesson16 folder.
2.
In the Layers palette, hide the Photo layer, and leave the Text layer and the Juice layer visible.

The Juice layer contains a layer mask, as indicated by the grayscale ...

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