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Scott Clements
Bezier masks for simle compositing?
on Apr 26, 2015 at 9:48:47 pm

Hi,

It seems a lot of effects have bezier mask controls to limit the effect, but for some reason I can't figure out how to make a simple bezier mask for simple compositing, like in After Effects. Can Premiere not do this? If not, it seems like a perfect candidate for a feature request.

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James Kumorek
Re: Bezier masks for simle compositing?
on Apr 27, 2015 at 10:43:03 am

I'm still on CS6, so the CC version may have changed, but Premiere does not support bezier masks. Rather annoying, isn't it? You'd have to do it in After Effects.


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Scott Clements
Re: Bezier masks for simle compositing?
on Apr 28, 2015 at 12:28:14 am

Thanks, James. The weird thing is that CC does have beziers that you apply to effects - for example, you can bezier select a color correction or a blur, but.....you can't composite with bezier it seems. Sometimes I wonder if these sorts of things are political moves - to make people still rely on After Effects. it just makes no sense.

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Craig Howard
Re: Bezier masks for simle compositing?
on Apr 29, 2015 at 5:17:03 am

Simple compositing in Latest versions of PPro. CC2014xx...

Use the Pen tool to create your Bezier masks from Fixed Effects such as Opacity.

Easy as.

Craig Howard
Shooter Film Company
Auckland
New Zealand

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Scott Clements
Re: Bezier masks for simle compositing?
on Apr 30, 2015 at 8:23:18 am

Wow! Thanks Craig. That sure as heck isn't obvious - bezier on opacity. I think a lot of people are going to miss that. It wasn't even mentioned in Adobe's latest classroom in a handbook.

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Craig Howard
Re: Bezier masks for simle compositing?
on Apr 30, 2015 at 8:54:41 pm

There is the Pen tool on many Effects in PPro but Opacity is definitely the one to use for simple compositing.

Its kind of logical actually for a Mask /Matte effect and nice it is easily accessible on Fixed Effects

But maybe Adobe could have made a separate Effect called "Mask" to make it really obvious though.

Using the Pen Tool -
Click and Drag on the point creates the bezier handles if anyone else ins unclear how that works. Ctrl and Alt allow editing the points.

Craig Howard
Shooter Film Company
Auckland
New Zealand

Adobe CS6 Premiere Pro Production Premium Suite
Windows 7-64 bit:Assus P6T Deluxe Mob, 24 GB BM SDI Decklink, . HD Workflows



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