Mask question

pokari
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Postby pokari » May 22nd, 2007, 10:10 am

Is there a way to use multiple (more than one mask) per picture? Right now there is a work around of applying ONE mask and saving it in a file and importing that into the document. I hate doing that, it is unconvenient. Since SP is very user friendly I was wondering if there was a way to already do this.

Thanks,

pokari
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Postby Nick » May 22nd, 2007, 10:40 am

Hi pokari,
Swift Publisher can apply only one mask. Try another method. Create your own mask that is a composition of those you use. Then apply it as a custom mask.

Nick
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Postby pokari » May 22nd, 2007, 11:01 am

I didn't know you could make custom masks. I'll look into it.

Thanks,

pokari
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Postby Nick » May 23rd, 2007, 3:05 am

Hi,
To combine a custom mask from two ones:
1. Open the Image tab of the Inspector.
2. Open the Basic Shapes section of the built-in clipart and add a square shape onto a blank page.
3. Select the Tint option in the Inspector, then click the Color button and make the square black. The opacity should be 100%.
4. Apply the first mask to the square.
5. Copy the masked square into the clipboard (Cmd-C).
6. Open the Preview application and open the image File > New from Clipboard (Cmd-N). Then copy the image back to the clipboard (Cmd-C).
7. Paste the masked square in Swift Publisher and apply the second mask to it.
Now, the double-masked image can be used as a custom mask.
8. Holding the Opt key, drag the double-masked image into the custom mask box (it is located below the built-in masks).

The custom mask is ready.

Nick

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