Let us check about the mask tool. It is reproduction of a photo in any shape. Find the example of how it works below!

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This instrument ensures photo animation in a specific area (in a circle, heart shaped, with any form you need).

This tool requires 3 files: a photo, a video and a mask, that is the files you will upload to PRO will look like this:

photo1.jpg (our photo to be animated in this area) video1.mp4 (our video) mask1.jpg (the mask, the Stories Album application uses to find out the area for video reproduction)

Read this paper to understand how to prepare a mask while doing a photo album.

  1. Open the photo in any editor (here is the Photoshop example). You can use the online prototype

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  2. Draw the figure to make animation. Use the “Brushed shape” tool to draw a heart. You can draw any shape you want.

Of importance! Shape fill with white color!

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  1. Click twice on the layer with the photo. Chose the color overlay tool, chose the black color and press Oк.

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  2. Save our mask. Press ctrl+shift+s. Chose jpg format.

Of importance! Chose jpg format.

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  1. Upload the mask to PRO, in the Mask field.

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  1. Your animated photos with a mask are ready!

You get 3 files finally: a photo (jpg) – a video (mp4) – a mask (jpg)