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Adobe® After Effects® 7.0 Classroom in a Book® by Adobe Creative Team

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Chapter 6. Working with Masks

Working with Masks

When working in After Effects, there will be times when you won’t need (or want) everything in the shot to be included in the final composite. This is when you can use masking, a technique that you will learn to use in this lesson.

Lesson overview

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In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

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Create a mask using the Pen tool.

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Change a mask’s mode.

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Edit a mask shape by controlling vertices and direction handles.

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Feather a mask edge.

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Replace the contents of a mask shape.

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