Creating a Stencil layer
by Jamie mcdonald on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:16:16 pm
Is it possible to create a stencil layer in After Effects, as the only thing that I can find is a silhouette, which means that I hardly get any detail of the image at all. My idea is to draw around the face of my girlfriend and add in details (cheekbones, eyes etc etc) and then have those details and contours be accentuated by the layer underneath. Any help would be great.
Re: Creating a Stencil layer by John Cuevas on Apr 27, 2015 at 12:55:19 pm
You use the track mattes(F4 to access) to create stencils. On the top layer, you mask the areas you want to show through, place a layer below that is to be used to accent, then change that layers track matte to "alpha matte".
You may have to duplicate & place the original video layer on the bottom. If you do that, you might want to play with the transfer modes of the "highlight" layer.
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