2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 4, 2015 4:29 PM by Rick Gerard

    space between mask path and picture

    steenmikkelsen2 Level 1


      I made a "Mask" along the face edge, and the "Feather value" is "0", why is there  a border/space between the "Mask" and the edge of the face?

      The "Mask" is inverted, but it probably should not have this border/space effect?





      After effects Mask border.jpg

        • 1. Re: space between mask path and picture
          Dave LaRonde Level 6

          1) it's not a still and the subject moved.

          2) hasty making technique -- this stuff can be painstaking.

          • 2. Re: space between mask path and picture
            Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            The feather value does not change or offset the mask path. It looks like the path is not accurately drawn. You have applied the liquify filter and there are keyframes so I'm assuming you are distorting the layer. Turn off liquify and you'll probably see the mask snap back into the right position.


            What you have here is a rendering order problem. Masks are rendered first, then effects, then transformations. The layer is distorted after the mask is applied so this has moved the face and not the mask. If you really need the mask to stick right to the face then carefully roto the face (rotobrush should work very well on this layer, then pre-compose and apply Liquify.


            While the screenshot helps diagnose the problem I have no idea what you are trying to do or why you have applied the mask. Knowing that may give us some other ideas.