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David VaipanCrack Layer in Half?
by on Nov 25, 2010 at 4:42:48 am

Is there any way to simply split a layer along the middle, but jaggedly, like a cracked egg? And then have it separate?

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Matt RatcliffeRe: Crack Layer in Half?
by on Nov 25, 2010 at 5:29:48 am

If I was going to do a basic crack through the middle, I would split the layer at the point of the animation is needed, use the pen tool to draw a mask all around the top (or side) half with a jaggered edge through the middle - this would leave a finished half designed to your liking. Then duplicate the layer and switch the mask from Add to Subtract to invert the mask, giving u the second half. Now you can easily transform the positions of each layers up or down, side to side, or whatever.

Hope that helps!

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David VaipanRe: Crack Layer in Half?
by on Nov 25, 2010 at 6:04:18 pm

Yes! So much so simpler than what I almost did. Thanks! It looks great!

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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Crack Layer in Half?
by on Nov 25, 2010 at 8:17:27 am

I'm sure you'll find a way once you've watched this tutorial -


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