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Aug 24, 2006 | 6:38 AM EDT

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Past The Point Of No Return

For flash 8. I made it because there was a massive demand for a masking effects tutorial on a forum i visit, vote high and leave a review. Please review this on how it tought you.



Rated 2 / 5 stars


THis is a cool tutorial.


Rated 2 / 5 stars

OK tutorial

+It does the job
+the intro looks good

-Create These: put in the colon, it would look better and be clearer

-I don't like the style of using capitals 'In Every Word', its a bit like talking loudly all the time.

-some sound/music, with an off button would be nice


Rated 2 / 5 stars

and more in

++ All the info you gave was correct.

--- The 'explanation' was a little odd. I already know how masks work, but took me a while to realise you were trying to say just what you should.

I think your words could have been clearer. Also, I prefer a 'hole in a piece of paper' analogy.

--- I don't like the way that the whole thing was mainly a step-by-step walkthrough - it seemed like more explanations could have been used.

-- Some details (which I feel are important) were omitted. Can we see the mask effect when editing? Can we animate the mask itself? Can we have partial-opacity masks, like in photoshop?

I think it'd have been good to mention these.

- And some details seemed pointless. Your choice of frame length and layer names is your personal preference. To put them in the body of a tutorial might confuse some folk who come away unsure what's required and what's optional.

++ A decent effect.

An OK tutorial. I mean it teaches the basics. But it could be clearer and more in-depth.

Evolution68 responds:

once again an awsome review, ill update it later with the improvment.


Rated 2 / 5 stars

Not the best

But was still good help for people who need it.


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

nice one

Thanks! didn't know how that worked, now I do. mind you its easy to create that effect without a mask and effect layer. I have been putting white around the text then having the effect run through behind the white, with letters cut out the white to the same effect. however now I know the easer way, thanks

Evolution68 responds:

this is also good if you want to bland it in when the backgrounds changing colour.