Stacking stencils


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Stacking stencils

Before we wrap up stencils I want to point out that you can indeed stack stencils on top of each other. You're not restricted to just one stencil for an entire composition. For example, I've got my NIGHT LITES here, which is acting as an alpha stencil for this overall composite, these two different pieces of footage. I can go grab another stencil, for example, that Cloud Matte we had brought in. Move my time indicator a little bit later to where it comes on. It has no alpha channel of its own. So I will use it as a Luma Stencil. Now, it will act as a stencil on top of the text stencil on top of the other layers.

I might even go ahead and take this, scale it up a little bit so it fills up the layer a little bit more, build a nicer effect like that. Since I am using this layer just as a stencil and I am not so worried about the actual image quality of the layer, it's okay to go ahead and scale it beyond 100%. You can get away with it a bit there. So there it blows on my text. If I...

Stacking stencils
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Stacking stencils 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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