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(cc) Douglas Crav en, Whitby , Ontario. Published under the Creativ e Commons. Reproduction rights granted f or educational purposes.Anime Studio - Masking - 1Anime Studio - MaskingThis is a lesson in the useful skill of masking, which will help you in Anime Studio, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator and many other programs.Draw a red square.1. On the default Layer 1, draw a large red square. Name the layer SQUARE.(cc) Douglas Crav en, Whitby , Ontario. Published under the Creativ e Commons. Reproduction rights granted f or educational purposes.Anime Studio - Masking - 2Add a new VECTOR layer. Draw a green triangle on that layer.Name the layer TRIANGLE.Add a Group layer. Name it Group. Drag the triangle and the square layers into the Group layer.(cc) Douglas Crav en, Whitby , Ontario. Published under the Creativ e Commons. Reproduction rights granted f or educational purposes.Anime Studio - Masking - 3Open the Group layer dialogue box and enable Masking.1. Double click on the Group layer.2. Click on the Masking tab.3. Click on "Reveal all."(cc) Douglas Crav en, Whitby , Ontario. Published under the Creativ e Commons. Reproduction rights granted f or educational purposes.Anime Studio - Masking - 4Select both vector layers so that you can drag them into the group layer in the next step.1. Select both of your vector layers . You can do this in the same way you would select multiple files in Windows: Hold down SHIFT and click at the top layer of a series of layers you want to select. Keep SHIFT down and click on the bottom layer. Let go of the SHIFT. Hold down the CTRL and click on each separate file you want to select. When you have selected all the files, let go of CTRL.2. Click and drag on the layers. (cc) Douglas Crav en, Whitby , Ontario. Published under the Creativ e Commons. Reproduction rights granted f or educational purposes.Anime Studio - Masking - 5Drag the layers into the group layer.1. Click and hold on one of the selected vector layers.2. Drag to the layers on TOP of the group layer. 3. Notice that the layer is NOT RED. There is only a thin RED LINE. This will MOVE the layer, not put it inside the group layer.4. In this picture, the layer is RED. When you see this , let go of the mouse button. 5. You will know that the vector layers are inside the group layer because they will be indented under it.(cc) Douglas Crav en, Whitby , Ontario. Published under the Creativ e Commons. Reproduction rights granted f or educational purposes.Anime Studio - Masking - 6Take a break.This stuff is about to get real.(cc) Douglas Crav en, Whitby , Ontario. Published under the Creativ e Commons. Reproduction rights granted f or educational purposes.Anime Studio - Masking - 7Masking 1: Using a shape to make parts of the another layer disappear. This is what it will look like.(cc) Douglas Crav en, Whitby , Ontario. Published under the Creativ e Commons. Reproduction rights granted f or educational purposes.Anime Studio - Masking - 8Check your layer order.Layer order is important in masking! Be sure that your triangle layer is below your square layer.(cc) Douglas Crav en, Whitby , Ontario. Published under the Creativ e Commons. Reproduction rights granted f or educational purposes.Anime Studio - Masking - 9Double click on the triangle layer to change its settings.1. Click on the Masking tab.2. Click on the tab "Subtract from mask (this layer will be invisible).3. Click apply.(cc) Douglas Crav en, Whitby , Ontario. Published under the Creativ e Commons. Reproduction rights granted f or educational purposes.Anime Studio - Masking - 10Masking 2: Object within ObjectThis is good for pupils inside of eyes !(cc) Douglas Crav en, Whitby , Ontario. Published under the Creativ e Commons. Reproduction rights granted f or educational purposes.Anime Studio - Masking - 11Double click on the mask layer to open its properties.1. Click on the Masking tab.2. Change Layer Masking to "Hide all".3. Click Apply.(cc) Douglas Crav en, Whitby , Ontario. Published under the Creativ e Commons. Reproduction rights granted f or educational purposes.Anime Studio - Masking - 12Double click on the triangle layer and change its Masking settings.1. Click on Masking tab.2. Change Layer Masking to "+Add to mask"3. For now, click on Exclude Strokes.4. Click Apply.(cc) Douglas Crav en, Whitby , Ontario. Published under the Creativ e Commons. Reproduction rights granted f or educational purposes.Anime Studio - Masking - 13Exclude Strokes does exactly what it says!1. Clicking "Exclude Strokes" keeps the lines from the masked object.2. Unclicking "Exclude Stokes" also masks the lines of the masked object.(cc) Douglas Crav en, Whitby , Ontario. Published under the Creativ e Commons. Reproduction rights granted f or educational purposes.Anime Studio - Masking - 14Show me more!The Anime Studio tutorial guide has a good example of masking. Open the tutorial and select Tutorial 2.6.(cc) Douglas Crav en, Whitby , Ontario. Published under the Creativ e Commons. Reproduction rights granted f or educational purposes.Anime Studio - Masking - 15Shameless Plug! My contest entry animation "Hyperquench" uses masking several times to create Howard's "open skull" effect.1. The top of Howard's head is actually a duplicate of Howard's complete head, but with everything but the skull cap masked.2. The brain is masked so that it can move up and down within the skull.3. The top of the skull is a mask effect so that the brain can move "inside" the ring of the skull bone.Anime Studio - MaskingDraw a red square.Add a new VECTOR layer. Draw a green triangle on that layer.Add a Group layer. Open the Group layer dialogue box and enable Masking.Select both vector layers so that you can drag them into the group layer in the next step.Drag the layers into the group layer.Take a break.Masking 1: Using a shape to make parts of the another layer disappear. Check your layer order.Double click on the triangle layer to change its settings.Masking 2: Object within ObjectDouble click on the mask layer to open its properties.Double click on the triangle layer and change its Masking settings.Exclude Strokes does exactly what it says!Show me more!Shameless Plug! My contest entry animation "Hyperquench" uses masking several times to create Howard's "open skull" effect.

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