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Mark Dowd
Image Masks in Motion
on Oct 30, 2008 at 2:16:27 pm

Hey,

How do I add a custom image mask to a video clip?
I thought I could just make a BW image (or a BW image with an alpha mask) and drag it into the mask source.
I am not sure what I am doing wrong.

Thanks


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Alan Smith
Re: Image Masks in Motion
on Oct 30, 2008 at 8:51:15 pm

[Mark Dowd] "How do I add a custom image mask to a video clip?"

If you are simply wanting to mask out an object or area in a single video clip, load the clip into a group. Click on the Mask Tool (Option B for the bezier mask tool) and begin to mask out the object. Once you complete the mask, you will have a tab called Mask in the Inspector that you use to make adjustments to the mask.

You can also create a shape, whether using the bezier tool or the shapes in the library and use that as a mask by making it an image mask. Place your clip in a group and then create a new group and place your shape in Group 2. Highlight your clip in Group 1 and control-click or right mouse click and select image mask. In your inspector you will have a well for the shape in Group 2. Click on the shape in Group 2 (not the Group) and drag it to the well in the Inspector. Turn off Group 2.

Alan


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Stephen Smith
Re: Image Masks in Motion
on Nov 10, 2008 at 10:29:29 pm

The Creative COW tutorial "Creating a Hologram" is a resource that will show you how to create an image mask.



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