I wonder if there is an solution to my crude workaround. I use often use the Advanced Drawing Options to mask items such as line underneath a contour label, etc.
I am continually running into situations where I need to reverse this mask. Instead of masking a line features that intersects several large lakes for example I would like to mask the portion of that line feature that does not cross intersect those lakes: a reverse mask.
The crude workaround is to create a large polygon feature and clip all the "lakes" out then use this feature as the Masking layer. It works but it is not easily maintained especially when the "masked" feature changes.
Example: I have a map of a province with shaded relief and 20 layers of various spatial information. I have a polygon of an area of interest (AOI) and I need to show all spatial information within the AOI but only basic information outside this AOI (i.e. shaded relief, hydrology). If I create a layer that contains the province polygon with the AOI clipped out, i can use it as a Mask in the Advanced drawing options. This creates redundant data and extra work. Is there a better workaround?