what is a clipping mask?
The video explains it. Did you watch it??
A clipping mask is basically the edge of an image that let’s you grab only the visible part of the image and not the background. Used to drop things into pictures, or in this case into a birth certificate.
Some graphics expert on here can correct me if I’m not 100 percent on that. I know how to do it not always what it is called...and I do good work if I do say so myself
The elephant in the room are the white halos surrounding the bitmapped areas, including MOST of the type (but not all). If you zoom in a few hundred percent, you can see the white halos around the characters which would NOT be present if the bitmapped lines and characters were present on the green security paper from the outset. The presence of halos indicates the lines and text were scanned and imported onto a scanned image of the green security paper background:
See the white halos? This tells you that the imagery is scanned then selected then placed into another document containing the green security paper as another layer. These halos WOULD NOT BE PRESENT if this bc were one entity from the onset. Interesting to note that the number '2' handwritten in pencil is the same way 0bama writes his 2's. See his '2's'?