Masking Effects in Fireworks MX

Create eye-catching collage effects with masking and layer-blending techniques. Italian artist Japi Honoo shares her trade secrets. In Fireworks MX, masking is used to create all sorts of useful and interesting visual effects. Any object—vector or bitmap—can be used to mask another. You can also design your own mask by starting with a clean slate and painting as you go with the many bitmap tools in Fireworks MX. With these masking and bitmap tools now more accessible than ever on the new Property inspector (really—all just a click away), masking is a breeze.

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