Wednesday, January 24, 2007

How to Mask Objects in FreeHand with Paste Inside Command

I experienced paste inside method with FreeHand this morning while making some papers of brochure. If you are a Macromedia FreeHand user, you may be familiar with the Paste Inside method of creating masks. Paste Inside creates either a vector mask or a bitmap mask, depending on the type of mask object you use. The Paste Inside command creates a mask by filling a closed path or bitmap object with other objects: vector graphics, text, or bitmap images. The path itself is sometimes referred to as a clipping path, and the items it contains are called contents or paste insides. Contents extending beyond the clipping path are hidden.

The Paste Inside command in FreeHand produces a similar effect to the Paste as Mask command, with a couple of differences:

  • With Paste Inside, the object you cut and paste is the object to be masked. Compare this with Paste as Mask, where the object you cut and paste is the mask object.
  • With vector masks, Paste Inside shows the fill and stroke of the mask object itself. A vector mask object's fill and stroke are not visible by default with Paste as Mask. You can turn a vector mask's fill and stroke on or off, however, using the Property inspector.
Let's do some example with that command :
1. make a pattern for example.

2. draw a closed where to mask line.

 the pattern which we draw first.

4.right click trough de menu find paste inside command.

5. All is done

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