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