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Masking Chart

As you have seen, there are many different ways to create masks. Depending on which command you choose, you will get different settings for the mask object. The following chart shows the results of applying the different commands to vector objects or bitmap images types of objects.

Type of Object Used as Mask

Command Chosen

Result in Object Panel

Vector object

Paste as Mask

Path Outline selected
Show Fill and Stroke turned off

Vector object

Paste Inside

Path Outline selected
Show Fill and Stroke turned on

Vector object

Group as Mask

Grayscale Appearance selected

Bitmap object

Paste as Mask

Grayscale Appearance selected

Bitmap object

Paste Inside

Alpha Channel selected

Bitmap object

Group as Mask

Grayscale Appearance selected

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