3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 11, 2011 11:44 AM by Colin Brougham

    Pen Tool and New to Pro

    twtybrd678 Level 1

      What is the purpose of the pen tool in CS5.5?

       

      Also I had Sony Pro and you can slice out a object in it. Can you do this in CS5.5?

        • 1. Re: Pen Tool and New to Pro
          joe bloe premiere Level 5

          Tools


          Pen Tool
          Select this tool to set or select keyframes, or to adjust connector lines in a Timeline. Drag a connector line vertically to adjust it. Ctrl-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS) on a connector line to set a keyframe. Shift-click noncontiguous keyframes to select them. Drag a marquee over contiguous keyframes to select them. For more information about using the Pen Tool, see Select keyframes.
          • 2. Re: Pen Tool and New to Pro
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            Also I had Sony Pro and you can slice out a object in it. Can you do this in CS5.5?

             

            Can you be a bit more explicit with what you have, and what it is, that you wish to do by "slicing out an object?"

             

            Good luck, and thanks for that clarification,

             

            Hunt

            • 3. Re: Pen Tool and New to Pro
              Colin Brougham Level 6

              If you're talking about using the Pen to draw an on-clip mask, like in After Effects, then no--can't do that in Premiere Pro. We'd all love that, though, so please make a feature request: Adobe Feature Request/Bug Report Form

               

              You can use Track Mattes by drawing a shape in the Titler, supering it over your clip, and using the Track Matte effect to specify the shape as a matte. You could also use the Garbage Mattes effects (4-point, 8-point, and 16-point), but they're pretty rough.