Ever since I started putting up After Effects tutorials, I have gotten an increasing number of questions where people seem to get stuck on some of the more fundamental techniques rather than the actual visual effect. So I decided to start a small tutorial series to cover these After Effects Basics for all the new starters out there.
The first topic is masking and I hope you enjoy it
All visual effects are created by combining different visual elements together. This allows you to add or remove items to or from your footage and create complex visual illusions for your audience.
In Adobe After Effects, each of these visual elements is represented by a 'layer'. Layers are placed on top of each other with each one obscuring the layers beneath by default.
However, you can create masks to cut out certain areas of a layer so the ones below will show through. This is called masking
Let's look at how you can create masks in Adobe After Effects!
thanks.. neat little tips here
thanks very much that helped a lot can u plz give a brief on motion traking for bignners
I already have a motion tracking tutorial on my website. You can find it here: https://www.surfacedstudio.com/tutorials/after-effects-motion-tracking-tutorial
Thank you very much for this wonderful tutorial. Exactly what I was looking for.
thank you very much buddy but i have a problem in moving the mask when i am doing the advance car hit how to mask the car and it's shadow what should i do
Mask Path! That's what I was looking for!
Thanks man, you made my day.
Great lesson! Thanks
Thank you for your amazing toturials
I've learned a lot from you!
But could you Upload the footages of each toturial so that we can download them and exercise?
Hi Mostafa, thank you for the feedback. This is a pretty old tutorial, all my new ones usually have the footage attached for practice. For this particular one you can really use any clip you want as it's more about the concept than the final effect
Yeah, Thank you again ;))
You provide one of the best resources online and finally helped me get over my fear of AE... once and for all Problem I am having following your tutorial is that there's no downloadable files to follow along. you can imagine how difficult it is to find matching/similar footage to be able to repeat the steps you are taking... is it possible you include original files for our beginner AE series? and even intermediate?
This is a very old tutorial and for a lot of my old tutorials I do not have sample files for download. All my newer tutorials do have them though.
For this particular one though (as well as a lot of my old tutorials), you can follow along with ANY video you may have. Download a clip of some cows from the internet, take your mobile phone and film a random clip of you in your room, it doesn't really matter - the principles are always the same