I'm using the lovely Frischluft LensCare Out of Focus on a text layer. I notice the blur doesn't go outside the bounds of the text. I apply AE's Grow Bounds before the blur and adjust the border value. Nothing changes.
I delete Grow Bounds and apply Red Giant RGS Grow Bounds and the blur is instanly fixed.. even with the grow bounds set to 0 pixels.
Any idea what's why one works and the other does't? I thought they both did the same thing.
(CS6 11.0.2, Mac 10.6.8, Adobe Grow_Bounds v1.1, Red Giant Grow Bounds 1.1, LensCare 1.4.7)
I think RGS Grow bounds sets the Alpha channel flags in addition to the layer bounds. AE's version doesn't do that, so effects that don't take care of the Alpha themselves have no paint canvas. It's a minor technicality that makes all the difference...