Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using targeted treatments, part of After Effects Apprentice 05: Creating Transparency.
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Once you've isolated part of an image using a mask, you can have even more fun.…You can start playing around with effects to add treatments to those…areas inside that mask.…I'm going to go ahead and Close All for now and I'm going to jump back little…bit in time and open up 02b-Masked Effects*starter.…Here I've got the tulip already cut out from its background.…If you don't have the exercise files, just go ahead and open up any layer and…create a mask shape around some object and you can play along as well.…Let's say that I want just the area inside that tulip to be affected, to be…processed, maybe colorized, maybe blurred.…
Well, quite often the ways that you do this as you want two copies of your…layer, one to be the unaffected copy and another to be the affected copy.…So in this case I'm going to go ahead and duplicate the Tulip layer. Make sure…you don't have mask selected; you'll just duplicate the mask.…I've got the whole layers selected and not the mask.…I'm going to delete the mask from the background so I just have the mask on…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- 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