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Jason Ke
'Creating Mask on a Shape Layer'
on Oct 6, 2016 at 9:42:54 am

Hi everyone,

I came across a problem when I have a picture that I want to hide behind inside part of my background footage.

It works well for me when i try to use a solid layer and create a mask on it, then apply alpha track matte to my picture.

but when i try the same method for shape layer (i.e i create a mask on my shape layer and the apply track matte), it doesn't work out well.

I tried the other way to tackle the problem:
Apply a set matte effect to my masked shape layer. It can't work as well.

Your help will be highly appreciated.
Thank you.

Jiaze


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Roei Tzoref
Re: 'Creating Mask on a Shape Layer'
on Oct 6, 2016 at 10:00:19 am

I am not sure why in this case you need a mask on top of a shape, instead of using just the shape but if you want to add a mask on a shape look in the tools panel as your shape is selected and you will see a small icon that when it's turned on, the path tools will draw a mask instead of a shape.

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Jason Ke
Re: 'Creating Mask on a Shape Layer'
on Oct 6, 2016 at 8:56:04 pm

Hi,

Thank your for your reply.

I know how to draw a mask on shape layer.

The question is if I want to show a picture underneath the masked shape layer (turned the visibility off and then apply alpha track matte to it), It can't work like the case when using a mask solid layer.

Thanks again.
Jiaze


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