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Masking Basics: Transparency Masks

In ProShow Producer you can use transparency masks to creatively control the visibility of images and videos in your slides. Any image can be used as a transparency mask unlike grayscale masks, which rely on light vs dark colors. The only things that matter when you use transparency masks are the size, shape and location of the masking layer.

Think of transparency masks being similar to using a stencil. When painting, you use these items to create shapes that will show or hide what’s underneath.

Get step-by-step directions in this tutorial video to get started and learn how to create more fun effects by using one of the masking basics.


Available in ProShow Producer only.

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Dylan

As a member of Photodex's events team, Dylan specializes in teaching pro photographers and slideshow hobbyists alike how to use ProShow in their business. He's an avid student of photography and enjoys Austin's eclectic mix of music, art and nature.