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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS5 by Chris Georgenes

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Masking

The hula hoop appears to be around the hulagirl’s waist, or is it? In the original image, above, the hula hoop is clearly in a layer above the hulagirl. By creating a mask for the hula hoop, we can hide the portion of it that overlaps the girl’s waist, making it appear to be around her.

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MASKS ARE POWERFUL. They can be used in myriad ways to achieve limitless results. Masks can make your daily workflow easier, less time-consuming and, in most cases, become your most indispensable tool.

Having the ability to control the way two or more layers interact with each other through the use of masks is vital to your abilities as a designer ...

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