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  • How do you make masks appear outside the boundaries of their layer?

  • Daniel Haskett

    April 19, 2005 at 1:15 am

    Hi there

    Basically I have a layer that I have imported from photoshop which is basically a pole and I want a line to come out of this pole (in very basic terms). However in photoshop I cropped the pole so that it would be easier to manage and resize etc in after effects…but when I try render a stroke for a mask on that layer it only shows it up until the layers boundaries. I know I can make another a layer for the mask, but for easier management there must be a way that the mask can leave the boundaries of that layer? Im sure I saw a tut on it somewhere?

    any help would be greatly appreciated!

    thanks

    dan

  • Avrohom Kohn

    April 19, 2005 at 1:34 am

    Go to “Effect” > “Image Control” > “Grow Bounds”, and expand as necessary.

    NOTE: Make sure to put this effect on top of any other effect you want it to effect.

    -A.N.

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