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How to Create an Image Mask in Adobe Captivate

What if you've recorded a simulation or demo but there's a user name visible that shouldn't be made public? No worries! You can create a highlight box to mask it and then merge the box into the background.

  1. Go to the Toolbar, click the Objects menu and select Highlight Box.
    Objects Menu
  2. Size and position the box to match the area you want to cover.
    Highlight Box
  3. In the Properties Inspector Style tab, set the Fill to match the color in the slide and the Opacity to 100%. Set the Stroke Width to 0.
    Properties Inspector
  4. Keep the Highlight Box selected and go to the Modify menu. Select Merge with the background.
    Modify Menu
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