Learn About the Flexibility of Layer Solids and Masks


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Creating layer solids and shapes with masks

Layer solids are so simple. It's staggering how helpful and flexible they can be in your daily workflow. Now, to best show you what a layer solid is, we should just go ahead and create one. I want to make sure you have the Project panel selected, so if it's not already selected, just click in the Project panel. Now, there are two ways to create layer solids. The first way is to go up under the Layer menu and choose New. But you notice it's greyed out And that's because I have the Project panel selected. Whenever you create layer solids using this method, you need to specify exactly which composition you'd like the solid to reside in. So I'm going to deselect my Layer pull-down here and just click in the Composition window for my Hand comp.

If yours isn't already open, just double-click on the Hand comp. I have the timeline selected, that's perfectly fine as well because it's for the hand counts. So let's go up under Layer and choose New > Solid. When I'...

Creating layer solids and shapes with masks
Video duration: 9m 6s 14h 52m Appropriate for all Updated Nov 03, 2014

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Creating layer solids and shapes with masks provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the After Effects CC Essential Training

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