5 Fast Masking Hacks for Instant Better Masks

A Masking Tutorial where we show you 5 tricks how to create faster and better masks in Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro.

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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4 thoughts on “5 Fast Masking Hacks for Instant Better Masks”

  1. From Tanzania . my name is Jackson Luvanda For Really I appreciate you guys I NEVER miss any tutorial from Cinecom you tube Channel since Creative Tuesday . Lolenzo, Jordy , Jernic ……I hope one day I wiill be a Part Cinecom ….. I love you so much guys

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  2. Hey guys, love your videos. My wife is having me make homework videos for her dog training classes during this virus stuff. She took some video the other day in a hallway, but is now unhappy about the dust on a louvred door in the foreground. I figured that I could try to apply a mask to that area, and try to make it a bit less obvious with some color correction, but I have zero clue about what to change after I put the mask over it. Everything I try in lumetri seems to make it even more obvious. The door is stained a medium brown , the dust is gray and fuzzy. It is not very well lit. Any suggestions? If I have to, I will just blur the section a little but I would love to find a way to just make it stand out less.

    Thank you, BobR

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