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Edit Masked Objects

Finally, for the layout we want to fade the bouquet image so that it is very light behind the content we’ll be adding later.

To edit a masked object, you must temporarily turn the masking off by unlocking the two layers that make up the mask.

The full bouquet image and the black rectangle are now visible on the Stage.

To adjust transparency, called Alpha, of an object, it must be converted to a symbol.

square2 Click to select the bouquet image.

square3 Choose Modify > Convert to Symbol, or press f8. In the Convert to Symbol dialog, name the symbol Masked Bouquet. Select Graphic as the Type, and click OK.

The bitmap image is faded the way we want.

square5 To turn masking back on, click in the Lock column of the bouquet_mask and bouquet layers.

In the Edit Bar click Scene 1 to exit symbol-editing mode.

That’s it! Our layout framework is now complete.

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