Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using effects with stencils, part of After Effects Apprentice 05: Creating Transparency.
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So as long as we are here, we might as well have a little bit of fun.…You can apply other effects and do other animations and distortions as well.…I'll take the NIGHT LITES layer and apply something like Effect > Distort >…Turbulent Displace, which is one of my favorite effects.…You see it creates a distortion on the NIGHT LITES layer and I can animate that…distortion by animating Turbulent Displace's Evolution parameter.…Now, note that the stencil is evolving and being displaced.…However, the fill is not.…
All that's being altered is the alpha, not the color channels.…If I indeed wanted to distort both the alpha and the fill inside that alpha,…I need to do something different.…I am going to remove Turbulent Displace and create a layer, New >…Adjustment Layer, on top.…We also discussed adjustment layers back in the layer control lesson as well.…Here's my adjustment layer and I'll apply Effect > Turbulent Displace.…Now as I evolve this displacement, you'll see both the alpha and the fill…are getting warped.…
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- Creating masks using parametric shapes or freeform with the Pen tool
- Editing and animating masks
- Combining multiple masks
- Using one layer to define the transparency of others
- Explaining the interaction between effects, masks, and mattes
- Mastering mask animation