Using text as a mask


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Using text as a mask

Text can be used as a mask just like Bitmaps or Vectors can. This makes complete sense, because text is really just another type of vector. So, I've got a file open here. We are going to do a bit of masking with text. Before we get started though, I want to show you the final result. On Page 2 of my design here, I've got my mask text creating a slightly different effect, tying in a Live Filter, and some slightly different positioning for that particular image. We get an interesting look to our design. So, we are going to hop back over to page 1 to actually build this out.

Now, I've got everything set up for you, all the objects are in place. If you want to build it completely from scratch, all the images that you need are in the Exercise folder. All right. So what we are going to do here is take a look at what we are up against. In the foreground images layer, we've got all of our graphics for our foreground elements, the three photos and the logo. And the background is wher...

Using text as a mask
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Using text as a mask provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Jim Babbage as part of the Fireworks CS5 Essential Training

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Web
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