Written by Ivana - Reviewed by Tanja Apple iWork / Keynote
Masking in Keynote allows you to shape a picture in a frame. For example, you can create custom shapes of an image, create a reveal effect, or mask an image with text.
To mask an image in Keynote:
Masking is a Keynote feature that allows you to create semi-transparent areas in your slides. This can be useful for hiding text or images that you don't want your audience to see immediately, or for creating photo collages and other creative effects. The masking feature makes your presentation look more appealing. Below, we’ll show you what the masking feature does and how to create a mask in Keynote.
Masking allows you to shape a picture in a frame. For example, you can edit a portion of your photo to be in a circle rather than a square.
Masking also allows you to hide or reveal portions of an image. For example, you can use masking to create custom shapes for your image, create a reveal effect, where part of an image is gradually uncovered, and even mask an image with text.
A mask can be added to any type of image in Keynote, including photos, shapes, and text.
The simplest way to mask an image in Keynote:
You can further edit the mask image, adding a shadow, blur, or borderline.
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Apart from masking with a shape, you can also add a text mask in Keynote.
Unfortunately, there’s no native way to mask text in Keynote. But there’s a workaround you can use with a screenshot of a text in Pages, which will give you the same effect.
And there you go! You have an image masked with text.
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