Introduction to Mask Shape Editing in Adobe After Effects


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Basic mask shape editing

Now that we have some experience in creating mask shapes let's put what we know to work, masking a different piece of footage and editing that mask shape. Again, if you have the Exercise Files in this lesson, open up comp 01-Masking*starter. If you don't have the Exercise Files, I just have two pieces of footage in this composition. One is the foreground, it has some interesting objects that I want to mask out, And the other is an interesting background that I want to reveal behind this layer I'm about to mask. Turn the visibility back on. Make sure my target layer is selected, so that I am masking the correct layer and not creating a shape layer.

And I am going to pick the Rounded Rectangle tool. I want to start by isolating some of these buildings. So what I'm going to do is going to click and start dragging until I can see the buildings and a bit of this freeway. It's kind of a nice arrangement. If I am not happy I can add Spacebar before I release the mouse and repos...

Basic mask shape editing
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Basic mask shape editing provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 05: Creating Transparency

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After Effects
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