2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 3, 2010 9:11 AM by bogiesan-gyyClL

    Creating a Defocus pull matte for Compound Blur Effect

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      I was trying to make a defocus pull matte by starting with a black solid (comp size) and using the 4 Color Gradient effect on it, with the color points set to white and black so that I could place where I wanted the blurring to occure.   I used the Compound Blur Effect on the Layer that I wanted to blur and chose my "defocus matte" as the Blur layer.

       

      NOTHING HAPPENED.

       

      I tried precomping the "defocus matte" layer and again NOTHING HAPPENED.  Nothing Blurred.

       

      What am I doing wrong.

       

      Also is there a better way to create a defocus matte.  The four points of the color gradient didn't quite follow the outline that I wanted.  Do I need to create the Defocus matte in Photoshop or Illustrator.

       

       

      Thank You in Advance

       

      Using CS4 on a Mac