Create Masks in Studio

Layer masks can be applied to various elements like images, texts, shapes, and groups. They can also be used for transitions, animations, and effects. With layer masking, you can limit text within a specific box. It is a design technique that allows targeted edits in images and videos, such as hiding parts of a design element without erasing them. A mask provides more precise control over specific areas, allowing designers to create more complex designs without relying on external software.

Designers can use different shapes or assets to control an element's transparency and create image composites. While element opacity controls the transparency of the entire element,

Learn more about using masks in Studio.

Create a Mask

  1. Navigate to Studio
  2. Either create a new design or edit an existing one.
  3. Click Edit Design.
  4. There are two ways to add a mask to an element:

Note

The element used as a mask is hidden on the canvas but visible in the layer or timeline editor.

If you mask an element that contains an alpha channel, the transparency in the alpha will appear in the mask.

A New Shape Element

    1. Select the element that you want to mask.
    2. In the right-hand side Property list select Mask. 
    3. Select + New shape element from the dropdown.
    4. This will automatically create a rectangle shape mask to the selected element.
    5. The element will now only be visible within the confines of the shape. Screenshot 1.png

An Existing Element or Group

    1. Select the item that you want to mask.
    2. In the right-hand side Property list select Mask. 
    3. Select + New shape element from the dropdown.
    4. Search for an existing element or group from the dropdown.
    5. Create a new shape element 

Screenshot 2.png

Note

Name your mask element so it is easier to find in the list.

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