2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 24, 2014 11:14 PM by Rick Gerard

    Trying to resize a mask for use with a Reshape Effect


      The problem is that I have two pictures of faces that are about 25% different in scale, and I'm trying to get them close to matching so that the morph looks good.


      I found a few workarounds on Creative Cow, but none of them seemed to work for me:


      1) Pasting the mask into a solid then resizing the solid appropriately, then pasting the new mask from the new solid into the other image.

      2) Using keyframes with mask shape to scale the mask directly

      3) Highlighting the mask using the common shape tool (unsure if they're talking about the rectangle shape tool here, Google revealed nothing), and then resizing the selected area.


      Here's the link from Creative Cow with all these ideas:


      HOW TO RESIZE A MASK (instructions) : Adobe After Effects


      Just to make it more concrete, one image is scaled to 75%, and the other to 110%. When I paste the mask from the 75% image to the 110% one, it appears too big -- as if it had been drawn on a 100% version of the image. And when I paste the mask from the 110% one onto the 75% one, it appears too small.


      And I'm sure anyone who could answer this question already knows this, but the Reshape effect requires each layer to have two masks on it, one for the image that you start off with and one for the image you end with.