2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 27, 2012 1:58 PM by Rothrock

    Blendmodes or other ideas

    Rothrock Level 5

      Let's say I have an imported png in the shape of a state. Of course the png is a rectangle, but the state (most of them anyways) isn't a rectangle.


      Then I want to cloak the whole state to make it greyish. But not have the grey cloak go outside the irregular shapped boundries


      Then I want to cut a hole in that grey cloak to highlight a specific region of the state. And then a different hole through the grey to highlight a different part of the state.


      Finally I would have a bunch of these to do (oh I don't know 50?).


      I'm trying to find an easy way that doesn't involve making a lot of hand cut things that need to match pixel for pixel the odd shapes.



      It seems like some combination of blending modes and or a mask should be able to do this. But I can't seem to find a way.


      Anybody have any ideas?