I need to display parts of a lower layer using either alpha or mask, but I can't find a way to limit the amount of the lower layer that displays thru. I only need for the areas in the lower layer to partially show thru the upper layer. I can see how to fade the upper layer so that the bottom layer shows thru, but I only need portions of the bottom lower to partially show thru. Let me explain how I would do the iin Photoshop:
How can I do thin in AE?
Use a matte or the set matte effect.
Thanks. I eventually figured that out, and used 2 comps to get the needed effects. However, what's the best way to create a matte from an image's alpha channel when you don't need the full alpha amount?