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mikkell khanFeathering a garbage matte
by on Sep 12, 2009 at 2:19:12 am

Hi, I have a sixteen point matte on a duplicate of a piece of video on video 2 over video 1 where the person is too dark and needs to be brightened up without the background (with is the bright blue sky and clouds) to appear washed out.

I accomplished this with the matte by placing it around the subject and changing the blend mode to linear dodge (add). However, the problem is now the edges of the sixteen point matte are too hard and thus you can blatantly see the separation between the brightened person and the untouched background.

Is there any way to feather a garbage matte or the edges of the frame to allow there to be a better blending of the duplicate image? Or is there a better way overall to do this?

Mikkell Khan
Diamond Films Ltd. (Trinidad and Tobago)

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Erik WaluskaRe: Feathering a garbage matte
by on Sep 12, 2009 at 5:58:02 pm

I may be misunderstanding your question but if you're asking how to feather a layer mask then just select the layer and hit "F" to bring up the mask feather property.

"MM" brings up all mask properties including expansion, which may also be useful.


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