Exploring mask modes


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Exploring mask modes

I want to show you a couple of ideas how to combine multiple mask shapes. If you've got the exercise files that came with this lesson, open up the project 05-Mask Modes' Starter. This is just our landscape that we played around with at the very beginning of this lesson. Let's start with a couple of simple mask shapes, just to illustrate a point, then we'll move on to more complex example. I am going to make sure my layer is selected, very important, select my Mask Shape tool and go to Rectangle to start, drag out a part of this landscape, like that.

Change to an Ellipse tool and drag out. The second portion of landscape that intersects with the first one, so I have two masks. I'm going to go ahead and rename this oval, rectangle, all right. Next to the mask names is a popup that is the Mask mode. How do these masks interact with each other? Add is the default that basically says keep adding what's inside a mask to create a composite image.

Well, let's say we take...

Exploring mask modes
Video duration: 3m 58s 2h 36m Beginner Updated Nov 15, 2012

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Exploring mask modes 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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