2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 21, 2012 5:48 PM by Rick Gerard

    How do I turn a black solid with lens flare transparent?

    sallylp12345

      I am trying to create a flashing lights effect to put over another clip in Premiere Pro, but am stuck with a black background.

       

      In After Effects 6, I have several black solid layers each with a lens flare, set to screen (whatever that means), but they still show up as black as I can't see the checkerboard pattern through them. Unfortunately I'm a complete beginner to After Effects so can't understand many of the solutions that have been posted so far - would someone be able to give me a simple step-by-step guide of what to do?

       

      Many Thanks

       

      Sally