I am using ArcMap (ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced)
I have a map in ArcMap which has elevation contour lines. I tried to follow the directions at this link: ArcGIS Desktop and it seemed to "mask" the entire contour line for every contour line.
Also, the drop-down menu for Mask Kind is greyed out so I can't choose Convex Hull.
How can I make this work as shown in the pictures?
I got this to work following the instructions at this webpage: Variable depth masking: Contour label example | ArcGIS Blog
A couple of tips, when you convert labels to Annotation, don't Store Annotation "in the map", check the radio button to store the annotation "In a database". The last step is to use the Advanced Drawing Options (in the instructions).