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How does the opacity mask work?

The opacity mask uses the color of one object (normally shades of black and white) to define the opacity/transparency of parts of another object.

Any object or group of objects can be used as an opacity mask. 

Each instance of black is made 100% transparent, and each instance of white is made 100% opaque.
Shades between black and white are set to varying degrees of transparency.

Applying the mask by pasting it

  1. Select the object you want to use as a mask and press Ctrl+C to copy it to the clipboard.
  2. Select the object, photo or group you want to apply the mask to.
  3. Go to "Edit" > "Paste" > "Paste opacity mask" or press Ctrl+Shift+M.

Applying the mask via the "Arrange" menu

  1. Place the object you want to use as a mask on top of the object, photo or group you want to apply it to.
  2. Select the mask, as well as the object, photo or group.
  3. Go to "Arrange" > "Apply opacity mask".
  4. To invert the opacity mask, select the mask and press Ctrl+Alt+V.