Trying to make a mask but it is a 'shape mask' and doesn't do anything?!?
by Kevin Camin on Apr 15, 2015 at 3:36:00 am
I'm not a beginner. I'm a motion designer for a living so this issue is bugging me...
I'm trying to make a routine mask on this Photoshop assets with the pen tool, but it creates a mask that has 'Shape' set for it's Path type. When I make the mask it doesn't do anything and I'm missing the normal 'add' or 'subtract' parametric controls. If I use a shape tool it will make a normal mask. Weird.
Someone please illuminate my situation. Thank you!
Re: Trying to make a mask but it is a 'shape mask' and doesn't do anything?!? by Dave LaRonde on Apr 15, 2015 at 5:10:43 pm
double-click on the layer you want to mask. It opens in its own layer window. Mask away.
A shape is a totally different kind of layer in AE. AE assumes you want to make one if you use one of the traditional maksing tools, but don't have a layer highlighted at the very least. I took you one step further, opening the layer window so there can't be any doubt about what you're doing.
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