Masking Graphics


To mask a graphic: Draw a shape or path and put it on top of the graphic to mask. Select both the graphic and the shape or path with the Object tool. Choose Mask Graphic from the Mask submenu in the Object menu. If you wrap text around the graphic, it will now flow around the mask rather than the rectangular frame.


To unmask a masked graphic: Select the masked graphic with the Object tool. Choose Release Mask from the Mask submenu in the Object menu to separate the masked graphic into its original graphic and path objects, or choose Clear Mask to delete the mask path.


In PageStream Pro, a graphic can be blended with the object(s) under it much like a simple path can be blended. The mask blends can be a constant blend; or done with a gradient, radial or shape blend.

To blend a masked graphic: Select the masked graphic with the Object tool. Choose Mask Options from the Mask submenu in the Object menu. Choose the type from the Blend pop-up menu. Enter the opacity into the Start text box, and the second value into the End text box if required.

 

Masking Graphics  Sub-Section  url:PGSuser/masks#anchor381699
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