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heath Cowart
can this be done? My favorite Photoshop trick
on Jan 1, 2011 at 5:02:49 pm

Hi everyone

I am learning AE after years working with Photoshop.

My favorite trick in PS is to create an adjustment layer like raising
curves for instance then adding a layer mask to that layer, filling with black to hide the effect then using a white brush to delicately bring areas of the curves layer back into the image.

Can this be done in AE? Will it track if I am panning?

I am aware that this may have been covered already but I am so new to this program that the terminology is new to me and searching is less effective.

thanks in advance

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Brian Charles
Re: can this be done? My favorite Photoshop trick
on Jan 2, 2011 at 2:01:11 am

After Effects has adjustment layers but they differ from Photoshop's in one significant way. They apply to *all* layers below and cannot be clipped to a single layer. You can mask the adjustment layer (similar to a vector mask in PS) to affect only specific areas of the layers beneath or use a Track matte (similar to a pixel based mask) on the Adjustment layer.

For Adjustment layers see:

For Track Mattes see:

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