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I want to make the word "SECRET" disappear behind the horizon. That is, I need a mask for the lower half of the image, but if I do this, it also hides the sea..! How can I accomplish this?

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    $\begingroup$ How did you apply the mask? Have you tried to use the mask strip modifier? $\endgroup$ – Ectras Apr 29 '18 at 18:48
  • $\begingroup$ @Ectras I did ; I made a PNG image with the top half transparent, I also tried with a "color" strip, and various combinations of the Mask Modifier ; but no matter what I try, the sea disappears. $\endgroup$ – yPhil Apr 29 '18 at 19:21
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OKay, I figured it out:

  • Using the UV/Image Editor, create a mask, and give it a meaningful name;
  • Select the "SECRET" text strip ; Its "Blend" should be "Alpha Over" that's the default for text strips anyway, leave it at that;
  • Add a "Mask" modifier and select your newly created mask by its name.

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