Topic: How to work in a selected area in AE

So is there any way to only work in a selected area of a video in AE? Like drawing a mask, but instead of masking that area, it just selects it so that whatever I do only applies to that selection?

Re: How to work in a selected area in AE

i have the same problemo

Re: How to work in a selected area in AE

You could duplicate the comp, add effects to the new comp add it on top of your current comp and use a mask to select what parts you want to show.

Re: How to work in a selected area in AE

Yeah that’s what I’ve been doing, thanks for the reply. It’s shocking that a program as expensive as After Effects doesn’t have a feature that basic!

Re: How to work in a selected area in AE

Oh, I found the correct solution:

  • Create an adjustment layer

  • Apply effects you want to use on the adjustment layer

  • Create a mask on the adjustment layer

Re: How to work in a selected area in AE

Brickman wrote:

Yeah that’s what I’ve been doing, thanks for the reply. It’s shocking that a program as expensive as After Effects doesn’t have a feature that basic!

Well, it's like acquiring a Ferrari and not knowing how to drive stick.  Or landing a rocket without aerodynamic knowledge.

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