After Effects: Using After Effects to Fill Mask Shapes


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Filling mask shapes

There are uses for mask paths beyond just creating transparency for a layer. For example, a handful effects can draw along the outside of the mask path or draw inside the mask path. If you have access to the exercise files that come with this lesson, open up the Comp 04-Effects*starter. If you don't have access to these files, just bring in any layer and create an interesting mask path around it. In this case we have even animated that path. Let's play around with a couple of the effects that can fill the area inside this mask path. One is the simple Fill effect.

I'll drag Fill under this layer and the Effects Control panel I can define what mask path to use. By multiple masks I can say draw all the mask or just one selected one. Go ahead and change the color, makw something orange there, invert the mask, feather the mask out if I so desire and also control its Opacity to reveal the original underneath. Beyond Fill there is the far more interesting Scribble effect. I'll drag t...

Filling mask shapes
Video duration: 3m 8s 2h 36m Beginner Updated Nov 15, 2012

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Filling mask shapes 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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