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Martin Jordan
Created a write on effect but can't see .mov underneath
on May 1, 2010 at 8:24:20 pm

I created a new composition, laid down some text, did the brush "write on" technique, deleted the masks, inverted...everything to complete the 15 second writing piece. AND...it works great.

EXCEPT...now I want to drop in a back ground, some graphics, .mov's etc., and no matter what I do I can't get the white back ground on either layer of the write on segment to go transparent so it writes on my graphics back ground without screwing up the actual write on segment I made.

I've turned on my transparency switch, worked with blending modes, everything I can think of.

What am I doing wrong?





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Simon Bonner
Re: Created a write on effect but can't see .mov underneath
on May 2, 2010 at 12:05:34 am

Change Paint Style property of the Write-on effect to On Transparent?

If that fails, will the multiply blending mode work?

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Martin Jordan
Re: Created a write on effect but can't see .mov underneath
on May 2, 2010 at 1:47:14 am

WOW! YEAH!

I'm not sure what happened here but I could of sworn I did this.

FYI:
What I did was...I had my "write on" 2 layers.
Imported a .psd file and put it ABOVE those 2 layers and applied "multiply.
Then...created an adjustment layer and put it between the top .psd file and the 2 "write on layers" below and then chose, effects, hue/saturation, and now I'm able to change the type color.

YEAH.,..YEAH.,..YEAH.,..YEAH.,..YEAH.,..YEAH.,..

You know I contribute some...when I can...on Cow but I always know I can come here and get an answer myself when I need one.

Thanks Simon for taking the time.

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Simon Bonner
Re: Created a write on effect but can't see .mov underneath
on May 3, 2010 at 2:43:41 am

Glad it worked out :)

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