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Scott O'HaraDiscolored layers in composition (Mattes)
by on Jul 17, 2012 at 5:58:12 am

Hey all,

So I've been messing with mattes, and I'm currently working on a project where I'm using tack mattes. After I change the track matte to Luma Matte, which is what I need, it makes that layer's alpha area a darker shade.

I hope I'm making sense here, but that layer is now a little darker than my background. It's really obvious another layer is over it, even though it's nearly all transparent. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here but I haven't had this problem before, up until now using AE CS6. Anyone know what the issue is here?

It seems like it's not making the areas I want completely transparent, transparent. Frustrating.

Thanks, and I hope this ended up making a little sense.

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Kevin CampRe: Discolored layers in composition (Mattes)
by on Jul 17, 2012 at 2:34:43 pm

double check you matte layer and make sure that the white measures fully white (if working in 8-bit for instance, the rgb should be 255, 255, 255).

also are there any other effects on either the matte layer or the layer receiving the matte.

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer

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