I felt it was time to start looking at a few simple tutorials using Illustrator, so here’s the first one (apologies for the screen capture quality – I’ll fix that with the next one).

This layer masks tutorial attempts to show how much easier it is to control visibility in Illustrator than in Photoshop. They key difference is that you’re able to more easily use objects, and the layer hierarchy to set multiple masks, to achieve your end result.

A simple, but handy technique to have under your belt.