Editing an opacity mask


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Editing an opacity mask

Once you've created an opacity mask inside of Illustrator you might want to go ahead now and make some edits to that mask. Now you can totally do that. However, editing an opacity mask is somewhat of a different experience than working with a regular mask. Let me explain why. I'm now going to select this object right here. Notice over here in my Layers panel that if I click on this twirl down here to reveal the contents of this group, I have one object here called glories. That's the embedded image that I was working with. But you remember we actually created the mask by using this circle that had a Gaussian Blur applied to it. Where is it? I don't see it listed here in my Layers panel at all.

And we all know that the Layers panel always shows me the entire hierarchy of my document. So somehow that circle seems to have disappeared. Well, the answer is that circle now actually became the mask, which is now kind of hidden inside of the image itself. In other words, what an op...

Editing an opacity mask
Video duration: 5m 31s 2h 50m Intermediate

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Editing an opacity mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Seeing Through Transparency

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Design
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Illustrator
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