I have an image that I want to make scatter with the scatter effect, but when I add the scatter it hits the square frame of my image.
I would like the scatter to go further and not be contained in the square but I'm not sure how to do this.
I would appreciate if anyone could give me some pointers on this. Thanks.
p.s. Im using the CS3 version of After Effects
Pre-compose the image by putting it in a larger comp, then using that composition as a layer in your main composition. You can then appyl the effect there and it will expand beyond the boundaries of the original image.