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Marcus Taylor
Creating opacity matte - pen tool problems
on Jan 28, 2017 at 1:40:47 am

Hi,

I am new to Premiere Pro CC and getting to know certain features.

One of which is creating mattes over graphics using the opacity pen tool.

Question: why I click on the image and create the path, why does the cursor keep switching to the 'rotational' cursor, and why is it so easy to move the matte around. (I've lost count of the times I've had to undo rotating and moving the matte). Is there any way to lock in the matte, and also just use the pen tool only?

Thanks
M


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Duke Sweden
Re: Creating opacity matte - pen tool problems
on Jan 28, 2017 at 3:02:25 am

AHA! Welcome to MY nightmare! This just started happening to me last week. I eventually had to go back to cc 2015.4. No, it's not supposed to be that difficult to create and manipulate the mask using the pen tool. It's just some weird bug that only seems to have affected the 2 of us and two more in the adobe forum. Good luck getting help with a problem no one else is going through. Like I said, my only solution ended up being rolling back to 2015.4

btw, by any chance are you having a problem with your eyedropper tool as well? As far as it picking a color about an inch or so to the right of where you're trying to pick?


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Ann Bens
Re: Creating opacity matte - pen tool problems
on Jan 28, 2017 at 2:42:42 pm

My solution is to magnify the monitor or use full screen (~)

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Duke Sweden
Re: Creating opacity matte - pen tool problems
on Jan 29, 2017 at 1:11:31 pm

That doesn't explain why I never had these problems before. Both tools worked fine up until last week. PLUS, my pen tool changed from being white with black details to black with white details, like a negative of itself. Explain that.

Also, in the Adobe forum you said the solution was to click the + button in the program monitor panel. Sounds to me like you're just guessing.


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Marcus Taylor
Re: Creating opacity matte - pen tool problems
on Jan 30, 2017 at 6:31:01 pm

Thanks for the suggestion about going 'Fullscreen'. That helped. But I had to be extra careful not to touch my work otherwise it would rotate or move.

Also - I want to add more than one mask from my image, or indeed, include another area within that mask. When I start making another Mask, it creates another Mask element in the Effects editor but then the first Mask doesn't work.

Why can't we see all our Masks together at one time?

Thoughts?

M


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Duke Sweden
Re: Creating opacity matte - pen tool problems
on Jan 30, 2017 at 7:38:52 pm

Yep. Oddly enough I complained about that a few months ago, and then suddenly I was able to draw two or more masks on one clip and they all worked, and then, just as suddenly, I couldn't do that anymore.

I think your initial question had to do with normal Premiere Pro mask behavior, not the insanity that I've been going through. Yeah, when the masks were working as they should, that rotate tool used to drive me nuts! I'd have the proper tool to adjust a bezier point but just as I clicked it would turn into the rotate tool and rotate my mask, then I'd have to undo and try again. Very annoying.


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Marcus Taylor
Re: Creating opacity matte - pen tool problems
on Jan 31, 2017 at 2:31:47 am

I've been advised by a very learned PP person that the Opacity Mask is meant to be a basic mask for blurs etc and not sophisticated mattes. For complicated work (which I need from time to time), it would appear that AE is the best option. I used it in conjunction with PP and found it much more successful.

A shame that I need two programs to achieve this compared to say the Avid MC, but I do have an option - and one that gives me better controls.


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Duke Sweden
Re: Creating opacity matte - pen tool problems
on Jan 31, 2017 at 3:12:35 am

Yes, it's actually a replacement for what used to be called the Garbage Mask tool, so, there ya go. I only need it to crop out stuff my green screen doesn't cover.


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