Use Layers to Create Custom Shapes and Masks


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Crafting custom shapes and masks

Now in this video we're going to take what we've learned about creating masks on layer solids and creating shape layers, and just sort of continue building by creating some complex masks and custom shape layers using the Pen tool. So to get started, let's look at our scene. On the left, we have the kinetECO logo with this neat sun effect in the upper left. Now on the right we have our yellow solid with a mask. Now what we're going to do is bring the sun into the corner of this area, and we'll do that by using more than one mask on this layer solid.

Go up the Rectangle tool and click and hold until you get to the Ellipse tool. Now I want to draw an ellipse in the upper left corner of our yellow solid. So if you click and drag, we can start creating an ellipse. Now after you start dragging, hold down Shift and that will keep that shape in proper proportion. As I'm overlapping these two shapes, I'm running into a problem. Well the first one is the fact that they&...

Crafting custom shapes and masks
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Crafting custom shapes and masks provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the After Effects CS6 Essential Training

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