2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 15, 2016 10:31 PM by Mylenium

    Confused

    JoeInAbag Level 1

      I am using after effects but when I use the elipse tool instead of making a circle it makes everything around where I selected black any help?

        • 1. Re: Confused
          Roei Tzoref Adobe Community Professional

          If you use the ellipse tool and you have one layer selected - it will create a mask on that layer. if your background is set to black - you will see black around the layer (with condition that there are no other layers around/below it). if there is no layer selected, or if you have more than one layer selected - it will create a shape. try it.

          • 2. Re: Confused
            Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

            I am using after effects but when I use the elipse tool instead of making a circle it makes everything around where I selected black any help?

            You need to read up on the difference between using the shape tools for masks vs. actual shape layers and how this is determined by selecting layers first or not.

             

            Mylenium