A number of UI elements, such as badges or buttons, can be filled using a mask. In this video, explore how to create, edit, and remove a mask as well as learn how track mattes are created and used.
- [Narrator] In this exercise, we look at the use of…masks and track mattes in After Effects.…The great thing about masks and track mattes is…they can be extremely useful UX design techniques,…especially when it comes to hiding areas…in an interface or creating interface elements…such as badges.…So let's see how all of this works.…And to get yourself started,…open the O6 matte file found in your download.…And when it opens, you'll see just a bunch…of trees covered with snow,…or a bunch of tree limbs covered with snow.…
When it comes to masking in After Effects,…there are three main approaches, so let's look at them.…The first one is to actually use a shape layer.…So what you do is you select the snow layer,…come up here, choose the circle, or ellipse tool,…and with the layer selected, just draw a circle.…And you can see, there you go, there's your mask.…And if you twirl down the mask property,…you can see that you can play with the mask path,…the feather, the opacity, and even its expansion.…
So, a lot of flexibility here with the properties.…
- Prototyping motion
- Using the Graph Editor
- Working with shapes and masks
- Supporting tap, press, and swipe gestures
- Handling pinch and spread gestures
- Designing patterns
- Making navigation, buttons, and breadcrumbs
- Creating progress bars
- Working with modals, menus, and cards
- Zooming content
- Making a floating action button
- Handling text input and cursors
Skill Level Beginner
Modular UX Design with Photoshopwith Jesse Freeman48m 8s Advanced
1. Microinteraction Fundamentals
2. The Common Gestures
3. Design Patterns
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