Masking using PS and AI


Most of the Masking With Adobe Photoshop (PS) & Adobe Illustrator (AI) guide is written by gsk_. If you see any pronouns such as “I”, “me”, “my”, etc., unless otherwise stated, it refers to me.

Before we get to know on how to work with AI, I would like to give a small warning. AI is a really advanced, powerful tool for typesetting and if you use it carelessly it may cause Exploooooooooooosion.gif since its results are heavy to render and take a toll on toasters. This is something to always keep in mind, so make sure you use it in moderation and try to avoid whenever you can.

My aim of writing this guide is to show basics of Photoshop, Illustrator and their relevant parts/features and give you some direction on to how to use them. Throughout the guide, I will be abbrevating Photoshop as PS and Adobe Illustrator as AI.

I assume you have all the software installed and ready to go And I also assume you know the basics of Aegisub, so I will be skipping detailed explanation of it. If you don’t, I implore you to read the infamous unanimated guide.

Tools required