and when i have a blood splatter for instance it first comes white which is not transparent but i add tint to make it red then its see through how do i make the blood solid red?
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Open the info palette then roll the selection tool over your soloed blood layer and check the alpha levels. If they are okay check opacity and blend modes then check back. These are basic skills you need to know.
Ive checked opacity and alpha levels as for blending closest ive seen is lighter color but its not useable obviously im new to after effects but im sure its something simple just cant figure out why this is happening.. not sure what im missing?
it looks fine when soloed but when added to layers its transparent!
What am i missing?ive litterally tried everything
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Sorry but I don't know what you are talking about because there are no details. Where, how, what are you doing and what does the timeline look like? Give us the details of your workflow and maybe we can help. There are hundreds if not thousands of ways to create blood spatter. How are you creating yours. If your alpha is solid and you are still seeing through the layer then you have a blend mode like overlay or screen applied to the layer somewhere. It's as simple as that.
Im trying to create a head explosion, i have a simple video of a person standing in an elevator about to get shot,so i made a layer with freeze frame then masked a layer removed the head with when bullet arrives which all works great so now i want to add blood and so i import blood video and add it to comp then change mode to add which loses the black background of the blood but the blood appears transparent as i can see through the blood and see elevator wall which i do not want
Not knowing exactly what your blood shot looks like makes it a little hard to help. But here is a suggested solution that may work no matter what.
Create a precomp with your blood.
Open the precomp.
Duplicate the blood layer.
On the top blood layer, add a Color Correction - Black and White. Adjust the red level to be as white as possible.
On the top blood layer, add a levels or curves and adjust it so the red (which is now grey) turns white. (basically making your own mask)
On the bottom blood layer set the Track Matte to Luma.
Now click back on the curves effect on your top layer. Lock the Effect Control Window by clicking on the lock icon in the window.
Go back to your main comp and the curves adjustment should still be visible in the Effect Control Window. Adjust it till the luma values work for your mask.
You can also add matte controls to soften and adjust the look.
Hope this helps if nothing else does.
That worked perfectly many many thanks i greatly appreciate the help!