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How do you crop shapes?

Jan 29, 2013 7:47 AM

I was making a video the other day and I wanted to crop an image so it would fit into a thought bubble I had put on the screen. but I was only able to figure out how to crop top, left, right and bottom. I wasn't able to crop in shapes at all. How do you do this?

 
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    Jan 29, 2013 8:04 AM   in reply to DanielFilming

    Crop Effect will be limited to a rectangle, with adjustments made to Top - Bottom - Right - Left.

     

    To get a Shape, look into Track Matte Keying Effect, and create a Track Matte in the shape that is desired.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jan 29, 2013 8:46 AM   in reply to DanielFilming

    To crop around an image, instead of using a track matte, you might be happier with a garbage matte. If it is extremely detailed you might want the 16 point garbage matte. The 8 point is usually enough for most things and the 4 point for simple shapes.

     

    The titler has full bezier curve controls. I don't have time right now to do a great job, but this was done with the pen tool - I did not make any curves because I don't have the time but I could have made the curves follow my head in a very accurate and detailed shape.

     

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    Jan 29, 2013 11:25 AM   in reply to DanielFilming

    Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Tutorial – The Track Matte Key Effect

     

    Click on the link above and watch the tutorial.

     

    Jeff

     
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    Jan 29, 2013 3:19 PM   in reply to DanielFilming

    How to draw shapes with a curve:

     

    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premierepro/cs/using/WS86176DC4-85CA-4593- 8050-DACFEBCBA0B9a.html

     

    When you draw your shape its a open bezier

    when you are finished its a closed bezier

    When you turn it into a shape to use as a matte for the track matte effect you change the Graphic Type to filled bezier and set the color to pure white.

    If you need to animate the matte you place a garbage matte on a white solid instead of using the Titler. Unfortunately the garbage matte does not go beyond 16 points and no bezier handles.

    You can feather a matte by adding a Fast/Gaussian Blur to the shape.

     

    open bezier.png

     

    closed bezier.png

     

    filled bezier.png

     
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