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moshi haymanfreehand cropping
by on Jan 19, 2011 at 5:38:15 pm

is there a way to crop a frame in a way that is not a rectangular ?

i am just beginning to edit and i have both final cut pro and after affect.

answers will be much appreciated.

thank you

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Dave LaRondeRe: freehand cropping
by on Jan 19, 2011 at 5:53:25 pm

You can do what you want by creating a mask on the AE layer in question using the Pen Tool: it will make a mask in any for you want. There is also a tool for creating elliptical and circular masks.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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