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Im struggling with figma mask tool

i hit mask and the rectangle becomes transparent… WHY!? how can i have that same sketch interaction/experience?! pls halp

You can learn how masks work in Figma in this video:

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hey there! i should have mentioned i’ve already seen this tutorial and i still don’t understand! i’m trying to put an image in and existing rectangle with borders. can i screenshare with someone?

You need to duplicate the rectangle: use one as mask, another one to display borders.

Yeah I’ll admit that masks can be a little confusing in Figma. I typically do what Gleb mentioned though by first duplicating and then using the top layer as the mask. :slight_smile: