Refining the frame


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Refining the frame

I've created a new shape layer and created two separate paths or shape groups inside the same shape layer, one defining the outside of my frame, one defining the inside, time to start using these paths to create my actual cutout. Now After Effects creates a new shape group everytime you start drawing another path on the same layer. I actually want both of those paths to be part of the same group. That way I can subtract one from the other.

Now that I'm done drawing my paths, I'm going to select V to return to my Section tool and with my Hero Title timeline tab selected, I'm going to press the tilde (~) key to take up my entire display. Shape layers have a lot of parameters and sometimes you might temporarily need the additional real estate to see what you're doing. I'll take my Path from Shape 2, that was my inner path, and drag it below my Path from Shape 1. And I'm going to rename these groups to help me keep things straight. This is hero frame, this path ...

Refining the frame
Video duration: 5m 2s 3h 30m Intermediate

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Refining the frame provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 16: Creating a Medical Opening Title

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Video
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After Effects
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