Precise compositing with variable-width feathered masks After Effects CC


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Precise compositing with variable-width feathered masks

The Feather Mask Tool will give you the ability to adjust the softness of the edge of a mat at a very specific point in time. Actually, any specific point in time. You can create feathers all over mask past. Now in this project, we're going to create a mask around our soccer ball. And if you grab the current time indicator and scrub through the project you can see there's a fair amount of motion blur on that ball. So we'll start just by creating a mask around the ball. Press the Q key on your keyboard to grab the shape tool.

Keep pressing that Q key until you get to the ellipse tool. Now make sure you have layer one selected in the timeline and then click and drag, holding down shift as you drag. You can make the mask a little bit larger than the soccer ball, that way we can easily re-position it later. After you've drawn out your mask, go ahead and press v to grab your selection tool. Since all the mask vertices are already selected, I can go ahead and click on one of the vertices a...

Precise compositing with variable-width feathered masks
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Precise compositing with variable-width feathered 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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