4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2015 3:03 PM by Szalam

    flattening multiply

    hilukasz Level 1

      I am using particular and to make it look convincing I need multiply layer modes and add layer mode. I have to export to frames transparent PNG, which means I cannot use my black background. Any ideas on flattening multiply effects so the black still shows through for the layer modes, but still has transparency? Illustrator has something similar where it "flattens the look" looking for something along these lines that bakes the effect in.

        • 1. Re: flattening multiply
          Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Instead of using the multiply blend mode, why not change the opacity of the layer? You could then render to a codec that supports an alpha channel.

           

          What is your intended future use of this clip?

          • 2. Re: flattening multiply
            hilukasz Level 1

            I work in video games, so I need this to be a flipbook which is essentially is a higher res gif image. I need all the frames as pngs. Opacity looks really muddy and doesn't work correct, why would they have blend modes if you could do it with opacity?

            • 3. Re: flattening multiply
              hilukasz Level 1

              just to clarify I know how to render out to png, I just need a way to get blending to look right. I was thinking about using the layer as a luma for black and just having duplicate so only parts of the black show where the particles are coming out. Not sure if this is best way to do it though?

              • 4. Re: flattening multiply
                Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                I'm having trouble picturing what you're trying to accomplish. Some stills or an example video might help.

                 

                There is no way to have blend modes be in a finished file. PNGs do not support blend modes, so we will have to achieve what you're trying to do in some other way.