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stig olsenBrush tool on separate layers
by on Apr 29, 2012 at 5:39:20 pm


Is it possible to paint / brush on a seperate layer in After Effects like in Photoshop?
It would be nice to "paint" on a adjustmentlayer or something. I cant find a way to do it. Now I have to double click on the original footage and paint directly on it. I want to make mattes of this to bring into another programs etc.


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Dan FredleyRe: Brush tool on separate layers
by on May 12, 2012 at 10:41:30 pm

You can paint on the original layer then after you are done just turn it into an adjustment layer by clicking the box under the half-black/half-white circle in the timeline.

Dan Fredley

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David RickardsRe: Brush tool on separate layers
by on Feb 14, 2016 at 3:54:47 am

its weird this is not working. I have pasted the paint effect onto a adjustment layer before because I wanted to add a glow. but now its not working. help please!

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