Adobe After Effects CC

How to track a mask in After Effects

Learn how to use the Track Mask effect to add and shape mask elements that move accurately through your Premiere Pro sequence. (Try it, 6 min)

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Adobe After Effects CC has the ability to import masks that were applied in Adobe Premiere Pro CC so that you can refine them further and fix unique problems. For example, you may want to mask an object that moves across a scene and prevent that mask from affecting a person who passes in front of that object.

Learn how to use the Track Mask effect in After Effects to add and shape mask elements that move accurately through your Premiere Pro sequence.

Download the sample files and try it out for yourself.

Open clip in After Effects (0:50); Track mask (1:40); Fine-tune mask (2:50)

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Brian Maffitt

Brian is President and Chief Creative Officer of Total Training. He is devoted to great training, crafted by an extraordinary creative team for exceptional customers. Brian also produced many award-winning software plug-ins for After Effects, including "Shatter" — which Adobe acquired and now bundles in After Effects. Brian's plug-ins have been featured prominently in untold commercials and films, including The Incredibles. Follow him on Twitter: @bmaffitt.


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