Our good old friend masking. Some of you love it, some of you hate it. But you can’t argue that it’s a must have for anyone trying to create visuals for their video. This is why I think people like Zach King should definitely watch this video and maybe they’ll learn learn a trick or two.
In this video we’ll show you 5 tips, but my favorite is number 4 and here is why! If I tell you that instead of creating 1 big mask you should do several smaller ones you would say I’m crazy. That’s exactly what I first thought too! Yet creating several smaller masks is going to save you so much time! For example, if you need to mask out a person you should mask from joint to joint, forearms, upper arm, upperleg, lower leg, etc. If you do this you won’t need to scroll around too much to create a perfect mask. Also you’ll have smaller areas to concentrate on which mean fewer keyframes to move around at ones. At first I needed to get use to it but now I love it and would never go back! So make sure to check this video out and become a pro at masking.
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