2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 12, 2015 9:25 PM by shooternz

    Same layer - multiple masks.

    shooternz Level 6

      Sorry ..real basic question.


      How does one have multiple masks on the same Layer?


      eg. 3 window frames  in one image (layer) , each requiring  an "insert" ( from one layer).

        • 1. Re: Same layer - multiple masks.
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          1. Select your layer
          2. Select the pen tool (letter g)
          3. Draw the first mask
          4. Set the first mask to subtract
          5. Draw the second mask
          6. Set the second mask to subtract
          7. Repeat as needed

          Another option


          1. Add a colored solid to your comp above the layer you want to mask
          2. Change the blend mode of the colored layer to multiply or overlay so you can see through it
          3. Select the colored layer that you can now see through
          4. Select the pen tool or other mask tool
          5. Draw your masks using the underlying layer as a guide
          6. Set the colored layer as an alpha inverted track matte for the layer you wish to mask

          To learn how to use mask tools in detail type mask in the Search Help field at the top right corner of AE and follow the links provided for excellent tutorials and instructions.

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          • 2. Re: Same layer - multiple masks.
            shooternz Level 6

            Thank you Rick.


            Much appreciated.


            I got caught by "Subtract".


            Logic was telling me  I needed to "Add"