Project Builder 1

Use Opacity Masks

  1. Open AI8-10.ai, save as ILL_C8_PB1_Opacity Mask Skills_(your username)
  2. Open the Transparency panel
  3. Select all, click Object (on the Menu bar), then click Group
  4. Click the Transparency panel options button, then click Make Opacity Mask
  5. Click to uncheck the Clip Option on the Transpareny panel, (verify that Invest Mask is not checked)
  6. Click the Edit menu, then click Copy
  7. In hte Transparency panel, click the opacity mask thumbnail
  8. Click the Edit menu, then click Paste in Front
  9. Click the black swatch (in the Swatches panel) to change the fill of the masking object to black - the text on the artboard is completely hidden
  10. Click the white to black linear gradient swatch (in the Swatches panel)
  11. In the Transparency panel, click the artwork thumbnail
  12. Click the CMYK Magenta swatch (in the Swatches panel) to change the fill color of the artwork
  13. Click the opacity mask thumbnail
  14. Press and hold ALT then click the opacity mask
  15. Click the Gradient tool, then click and drag from the bottom to the top of the text outlines
  16. In the Transparency panel, click the artwork thumbnail
  17. Click the View menu, then click Hide Edges
  18. Click the Invert Mask option (on the Transparency panel)
  19. Press and hold Shift, then click the Opacity mask thumbnail
  20. Save your work, post to the class Google drive