Masking

Masking

Masks can display portions of a layer (often using another layer as a reference), making for more dynamic motion.

Creating a Mask

Establish a mask by hovering over the desired layer in the Layer List, finding the mask icon (half-filled circle), clicking, and dragging the arrow to the layer you want to mask. Two changes will occur:

  • The mask icon turns solid yellow

  • The masking layer's visibility is turned off

Fable defaults to an additive mask, displaying only the overlapped portions. The masking layer, though hidden, can still be animated or have effects applied.

Use a combination of keyframes and effects on masking layers to create complex designs.

Inverting a Mask

To make the masked layer invisible where it overlaps with the masking layer, hover over the solid yellow mask icon and click the invert mask icon (square with a crescent circle). Click again to reset to additive mask (square with a slanted half circle inside).

Deleting a Mask

To remove a mask, hover over the solid yellow mask icon and click x in the pop-up.

Note: In other software, masks are sometimes referred to as mattes (luma/alpha matte).

Creating a Mask

Establish a mask by hovering over the desired layer in the Layer List, finding the mask icon (half-filled circle), clicking, and dragging the arrow to the layer you want to mask. Two changes will occur:

  • The mask icon turns solid yellow

  • The masking layer's visibility is turned off

Fable defaults to an additive mask, displaying only the overlapped portions. The masking layer, though hidden, can still be animated or have effects applied.

Use a combination of keyframes and effects on masking layers to create complex designs.

Inverting a Mask

To make the masked layer invisible where it overlaps with the masking layer, hover over the solid yellow mask icon and click the invert mask icon (square with a crescent circle). Click again to reset to additive mask (square with a slanted half circle inside).

Deleting a Mask

To remove a mask, hover over the solid yellow mask icon and click x in the pop-up.

Note: In other software, masks are sometimes referred to as mattes (luma/alpha matte).

Creating a Mask

Establish a mask by hovering over the desired layer in the Layer List, finding the mask icon (half-filled circle), clicking, and dragging the arrow to the layer you want to mask. Two changes will occur:

  • The mask icon turns solid yellow

  • The masking layer's visibility is turned off

Fable defaults to an additive mask, displaying only the overlapped portions. The masking layer, though hidden, can still be animated or have effects applied.

Use a combination of keyframes and effects on masking layers to create complex designs.

Inverting a Mask

To make the masked layer invisible where it overlaps with the masking layer, hover over the solid yellow mask icon and click the invert mask icon (square with a crescent circle). Click again to reset to additive mask (square with a slanted half circle inside).

Deleting a Mask

To remove a mask, hover over the solid yellow mask icon and click x in the pop-up.

Note: In other software, masks are sometimes referred to as mattes (luma/alpha matte).