Masking objects


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Masking objects

Cropping an image usually means cutting parts off, but in Numbers you can crop images without actually changing the image files by masking the edges instead to get rid of unwanted parts. Let's say we want to focus more on the house here at 1871 Meadow View Drive and we want to mask out the edges that appear around the outside of this image. Well in that case, we first select the image, then click Format and from the Format menu, select Mask. When you choose Mask from the Format menu, you are choosing the default shape to mask with, in this case the rectangle.

So you can see the rectangle and the mask and we can modify now the image itself as well as the mask. So for example, if we move down to the slider that appears with our Mask tool, we can click and drag that to the left to allow us to see more of the house. We can also go inside the mask and move that image around. So we can move the part of the house we want to focus on into the mask and when you click the Edit Mask button, you...

Masking objects
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Masking objects provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by David Rivers as part of the Numbers '09 Essential Training

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Business
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