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Philippe GosselinReplicating this masking effect
by on Sep 18, 2012 at 9:02:14 pm

Hi all,

Please take a look at this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cZH861tZhs

I can't figure out if the black lines are a mask, a solid or both.

How would you go about to create this effect

Thanks



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Tom DaigonRe: Replicating this masking effect
by on Sep 18, 2012 at 9:02:48 pm

Bad link.

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John CuevasRe: Replicating this masking effect
by on Sep 18, 2012 at 9:14:40 pm

There are a few different techniques used to create the black lines. A few look like the edge wipe effect in Avid with borders turned on.

A few places it looks like a black solid or line was placed over the video and then wiped off.

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Replicating this masking effect
by on Sep 18, 2012 at 9:31:18 pm

The link works if you just copy and paste in the browser- for some reason it does not if you click on it.

To answer your question, the black lines can be created with masks or shape layers. Most likely the video "rectangles" that animate in the frame to create the composite image have a black border.
If you want the black border around the outside: precomp the image on a black solid, mask the image then copy the mask to the solid. Then use the Mask Expansion in the black solid to give you a black border.

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Vishesh AroraRe: Replicating this masking effect
by on Sep 18, 2012 at 9:35:00 pm

Mr. Gosselin

These black lines are the combination on mask and solid as you have guessed.

Put a black solid below the footage and mast out the desired shapes. You can then animate the shape paths.

Another way to achieve this.

1. Select your Footage/Image and apply "Stroke" Effect.
2. Select the layer in layer panel, Press Q to highlight the Rectangle Tool. Double click on it. This will create the mask around your image.
3. In Effects panel, Change color to Black and increase Brush Size to say 20%.
4. Choose "On Original Image" in Paint Style.
5. Now do the same procedure for other images and animate them as required.

Also to animate stroke as there in video, Keyframe the Start or End Value.

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John CuevasRe: Replicating this masking effect
by on Sep 18, 2012 at 9:40:25 pm

Was going to come back and expand on my answer, but it seems pretty well answered now. The answer is, this technique can be achieved a few different ways.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

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---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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Philippe GosselinRe: Replicating this masking effect
by on Sep 18, 2012 at 10:17:58 pm

Thanks Fellas!

Indeed Vishesh, after a couple of experiments I believe the stroke seems to do the trick.



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