Mask individual effects After Effects CC


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Masking individual effects

Now I'm sure you may remember that I've hinted at this feature before, but you can actually apply masks directly to effects. Now those masks still reside on the layer, so there is a little bit of a switch you have to do to just enable it to be applied only to the effects. So to show you what I mean, let's go down to the timeline here and with layer one selected, just open up its options. In here you'll see we have mask one, and if we open up mask one I have a mask path that already has keyframes. And if we scrub through the timeline here you'll notice that mask is moving right along with our runner here.

So what I want to do, is apply a filter to absolutely everything else, except for this runner. So, if we come look at our mask options here in the timeline, notice the blend mode for the mask is set to none. If it were set to add, it would literally mask the layer which I don't want to do. So I'll set it to none. So now all we need to do is just apply an effect. So let's...

Masking individual effects
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Masking individual effects 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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