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Lewis Lloyd
Simple Masking Problem
on Oct 24, 2014 at 1:08:17 pm

Hi guys, I think I'm just being stupid, but I'm trying to mask out both images in this Daguerrotype to use as an overlaid frame for 2 videos. So I want to get rid of the 2 girls and have a transparent background, so I can stick some videos in there.
I'm sure it's the simplest of tasks, but when I put 2 masks on the same image it reveals the other side if it's inverted or vice versa. Makes sense really. What obvious method am I not understanding here? Any suggestions much appreciated! Thanks!

Lewis



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John Cuevas
Re: Simple Masking Problem
on Oct 24, 2014 at 2:30:51 pm

Don't invert your add mask, instead make it a subtract mask

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

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Lewis Lloyd
Re: Simple Masking Problem
on Oct 24, 2014 at 2:58:37 pm

Thanks Thomas!
I didn't see your post till now, but worked it out in the meantime!
Thanks for your time!

:)

Lewis


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Lewis Lloyd
Re: Simple Masking Problem
on Oct 24, 2014 at 2:57:23 pm

I worked it out!
Locked the first mask and changed the blending mode on the other one and it was fine.
Hope nobody wasted 30 seconds reading this!

:)


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Simple Masking Problem
on Oct 24, 2014 at 4:25:27 pm

I recommend playing with multiple masks on a layer, then changing the mask modes to see what happens. You'll learn a lot that way.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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