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Visual QuickStart Guide Illustrator CS2 for Windows and Macintosh by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 26. Masks & Transparency

In this chapter you’ll learn the art of illusion: how to create a clipping set, in which a masking object crops objects or images below it like a picture frame; how to choose opacity levels and blending modes to create an appearance of transparency; and how to partially conceal objects based on shapes and luminosity levels in an opacity mask.

Masks & Transparency

The rectangular masking object is masking (cropping) parts of objects that extend beyond its border. Together, the objects form a clipping set.

Masks & Transparency

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