Pixelate mask

Dear Kirupa

I recently saw a really neat effect where a mask (I assume) followed the cursor over an image, where it overlapped a background image the image below became pixellated… like the mosaic filter in PhotoShop…

I think I’ve got my head around masking, I’m not big on action scripting… is there an easy way of getting this effect?

Hope you an help,


Check out this URL: www.kirupa.com/developer/…agmask.asp

I think that that site may have used two images. One for the regular image, and another image for the pixelated look. I think the mask may have either followed the mouse. That should help you get started on creating something similar to that effect.

I hope that helped. If you have any further questions or comments or, please don’t hesitate to reply back or post at the kirupa.com message board.

Kirupa Chinnathambi
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