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finbar taub
apple motion mask
on Jan 10, 2013 at 11:59:52 pm

So, I just want to draw a closed bezier mask around part of my image, but I want to delete every other part of the image. This seems easy, but I cant figure it out. So, picture I want to draw with the bezier around one tree in a forest scene, so I can get an image of just that one tree.

When I try this, all it does is fills the area with white, or outline, etc. I drag the bezier mask onto the image layer, and I fiddle with the properties, but no luck.

thanks in advance -


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Stephen Smith
Re: apple motion mask
on Jan 11, 2013 at 12:10:58 am

There is a bezier tool and a bezier mask tool. It sounds like you are using the bezier tool. Hover your mouse over the bezier icons and it will tell you which is which. Hope this helps and best of luck.

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finbar taub
Re: apple motion mask
on Jan 11, 2013 at 12:33:38 am

pffft! i am so dumb!!

you're right, for sure. thanks so much!


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Stephen Smith
Re: apple motion mask
on Jan 11, 2013 at 9:47:49 pm

Finbar, it happens to the best of us. Best of luck.

Stephen Smith
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Justin Mrkva
Re: apple motion mask
on Jan 11, 2013 at 9:24:25 pm

You can convert between shapes and masks, there's a MacBreak Studio episode where they explain it a lot better than I could here. But to get you started, just add an Image Mask to your layer and drag the shape you created onto the mask, then turn off the shape layer so you don't see the shape itself.

There's more to it then that, but trust me, just watch the video. :)


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