4 Replies Latest reply on May 21, 2012 12:24 PM by sensory_overflow

    I don't know how to use a light layer in After Effects CS4

    sensory_overflow Level 1

      light layer.pngHello,

           I work with a lot of texts layers and it's very trendy to put a light layer across the text at one point or another, it looks really good too. But I've looked on the net for tutorials and can't figure out how to use the light layer so that a light goes across a text from one side to the other. It looks like a flash light went across the text. I go to the top and choose >Layer >New >Light.

      What happens is the color of the text changes (the part that isn't shined upon). How can I change the settings so that the text color doesn't change? Do you know of any video tutorials to use for a light layer?

         Thank you for your time!!