9 Replies Latest reply on Jun 20, 2012 3:04 PM by tcwillis123

    Is it possible to use a masked layer to mask another layer?


      Hi there,


      I'm relatively new to Fireworks after coming from an Illustrator background


      I've just started playing with the masking features of Fireworks and wanted to know if it was possible to use a layer that already has a mask applied as a further mask on another layer.


      Basically, I have a rounded rectangle that I am using as a canvas to hold a series of vector circles. Circles that fall outside the rectangle are naturally clipped due to the mask.


      I then want to use these clipped circles as a mask for a series of photos that also lie within the rounded rectangle.


      I suppose I could simply cut up the circles to ensure that they are within the rectangle, but this would not allow me to resize them in future should I want to alter the design.


      In Illustrator I could use a clipping mask to achieve the required effect, which would basically clip all the layers beneath, but in Fireworks I'm not sure what to do.

      Any ideas or different approaches would be appreciated!