Understanding switches and blend modes


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Understanding switches and blend modes

Now that we've started to learn how to create different kinds of layers, let's see how we can use switches and modes to add yet another layer of flexibility to our compositions. In this video we're going to blend our graphics into the background video and also use the transparency data of one layer to create a mask for another layer. Before we go too far into blend modes, it's important to remember which renderer we'll be using, as the Ray-traced Renderer does not support blend modes, track mattes or layer styles for 3D layers.

Now even though we don't have any 3D layers in here, it's still important to make sure the comp is selected and press Command+K, because we want to go to the Advanced tab and just get in the habit of changing the Renderer from Ray-traced to Classic if you know you're going to be doing a lot of blend modes. So let's press OK, and now I want to look at our comp a little bit closer. If we hover our mouse over the canvas and scroll...

Understanding switches and blend modes
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Understanding switches and blend modes provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the After Effects CS6 Essential Training

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Video
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After Effects
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