What is Masking, you ask?
It's not something you use to, you know, mask something that's there and hide all the problems away. And definitely nothing relatable to masking tapes (be you google's it anyway).
Masking, to simplify, is to control the fill/opacity of a layer (what is layering? check it out here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/layer-basics.html ). If you want your words to have a cool background as a fill-in, that's what it is for! An example is what this student did in the 2nd class using Adobe Illustrator with a bit of background sound (warning: very explosive).
Class proceeded as usual and our students have obtained yet another rudimentary but nonetheless important tool from the Adobe software.
A bit of a side note: from now on we have an assistant lecturer (let's call him Thad for now) who will be scouting around the classroom like a hungry vulture, instead of picking scraps of what remains, he'll be nit-picking so there won't be anything remaining.
Hope everyone has their plans set for National Day!