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Bob Cole
accidental masking with Selection Tool
on Feb 14, 2016 at 12:44:05 am

I have a layer selected. I have the Selection Tool activated. I try to move the layer in the comp window, but instead of an arrow, I have a crosshair, and I start drawing a mask. The mask is applied to the comp itself, not a layer. Once I have "drawn" this mask, I can move the layers at will, but I have to expand the mask to the entire comp in order to access the layers.

I know that I must have made some change to make this happen but I have not been able to find the toggle.

Your advice is most appreciated.

Bob C


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: accidental masking with Selection Tool
on Feb 14, 2016 at 10:18:34 am

Sounds suspiciously like a program error. Does the problem persist if you close and open the program?


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Bob Cole
Re: accidental masking with Selection Tool
on Feb 14, 2016 at 12:25:49 pm

Not only did I close, restart, re-open AE, but I tried two different versions of AE with the same result.


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: accidental masking with Selection Tool
on Feb 15, 2016 at 8:24:00 am

Ok, it must be the region of interest tool then. The icon between the comp resolution and toggle transparency grid. Turn that off.


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