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Can I Import image from Photoshop CS2 into After Effects as Mask?
on Dec 18, 2005 at 9:06:01 pm

I am trying to import an image from CS2 into After Effects and use the black areas I have created as a mask. I have a background image already in After effects that I want to see through the black areas. I am sure I have done this before but I cant rememeber how. Maybe I am not saving in right format or something!

I have a map image and have coloured all the sea black using the magic wand tool, I dont want to see the black area when the map is spinning over my background in After Effects.

any help would be appreciated

many thanks
Jimmy


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Timothy Kurkoski
Re: Can I Import image from Photoshop CS2 into After Effects as Mask?
on Dec 19, 2005 at 11:33:17 pm

Turn the black area in your image into an alpha channel. Easiest way is to simply select the black area and delete it. Make sure to save as a PSD or TIFF. Also make sure that the layer your art is on is not the Background layer. If it is, just double-click on the layer, give it a name, click OK. (Background layers are special layers that don't have any transparency behind them.)


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Jim Kanter
Re: Can I Import image from Photoshop CS2 into After Effects as Mask?
on Dec 20, 2005 at 2:42:11 pm

Or select the black area in Photoshop and save selection into a new channel. Do not name the new channel--it will automatically be labelled ALPHA. Save and import into AE and use it as a track matte source.

Jim Kanter,
Digital Film Institute
http://www.dfilminst.com


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