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Ben Davids
Need advice with a specific effect (glow). Newbie to AE.
on Feb 13, 2015 at 2:09:59 am

Hey guys, been reading this forum for years for help with normal editing which I do off and on. I'm dealing with a project right now which has me eyes deep in AE after avoiding it for so long and I think I'm halfway there through sheer luck and tutorials but I need a bit of help. It's probably a very simple answer but like I said, I edit and am not familiar with all of the tools AE provides.

Basically, there's a person, standing pretty still, and he needs to have a glow around him, like an aura for about a second or two. I did an Adjustment Layer, Find Edges, and got the perfect glow/aura with the glow effect. However, the glow just needs to occur around the edges. I.e. Arms, off the top of head, but not on the face and torso. Kind of like a thick glowing outline. Is it best to create another mask?

Sorry, very new to this.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Need advice with a specific effect (glow). Newbie to AE.
on Feb 13, 2015 at 5:38:24 am

You will have to remove the person from the background, either by keying or rotoscoping:

https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/animating-shape-paths-masks.htm...

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