In this http://www.VideoFort.com After Effects Pac-Man tutorial series VideoFort Jon gives a in depth looks at motion graphics and layering, teaching how to recreate the classic Atari game, Pac-Man. In Pac-Man Part 1 VideoFort Jon covers the creation of the Game Board. Start out by creating a new comp and name it “Game”, from there you will place the “BoardandCharacters.png” into your new comp and name it “PointsBoard”. Notice there are two boards and gang of characters included in this png. Using the Rectangle Tool, create a mask around the gameboard with the dots. Then change the anchor point to be centered on the gameboard with the dots. This is your PointsBoard. Now duplicate this layer and rename it “BlankBoard”. From here you need to move your mask to the right so that it is over the blank board. Once the mask is positioned over the blank board you will move its anchor point to be centered. You’re almost done! Just move the “BlankBoard” layer underneath the “PointsBoard” layer and make sure they are lined up with one another. You now have a Pac-Man board for the characters to move about.