Innovative Uses for Masks and Mattes in After Effects

In this series of lessons, we will learn some unusual and outside-the-box ways to use mattes, masks, and blending modes to create one cohesive project. Software required: After Effects CC 2014.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 14, 2015
Duration
1h 32m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 14, 2015
Duration
1h 32m
Description

In this series of lessons, we will learn some unusual and outside-the-box ways to use mattes, masks, and blending modes to create one cohesive project. We'll start by showing you the best way to import files to have the most control as you progress through animating and compositing your layers. We will learn how to create a cylinder illusion with a few simple steps, how to animate a shape layer to look like a liquid, and also how to use a track matte to confine particles to an area. By the end of this course, you'll be prepared to take all of your new knowledge about mattes, masks, and blending modes and use it in your own projects. Software required: After Effects CC 2014.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Laura, and I'll be your guide in this set of tutorials. In this series of lessons, we'll learn some unusual and outside the box ways to use mattes, masks, and Blending Modes to create one cohesive project. I'll start by showing you the best way to import files to have the most control as you progress through animating and compositing your layers. We'll learn how to create a cylinder illusion with a few simple steps, how to animate a shape layer to look like a liquid, and also how to use a track mat to confine particles to an area. By the end of this course, you'll be prepared to take all your new knowledge about mattes, masks and blending modes, and use it in your own projects.