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in Premiere CC, how do you create a TALL rectangular mask?

Finally figured it out (with some help). You can drag a whole side at a time! Here's how: Click one of the 2 corners to (subtly) select it. Shift-click-and-drag the other corner. That will select ...
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How to realistically add planet in the sky using 3d camera tracker and avoid overlapping with objects in the foreground?

If the blades are rotating, and the camera is moving, you need to create a good foreground layer with anything the planet is supposed to be obscured by. So from the image it looks like it will be ...
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How can I link a mask path to a track null?

In After Effects CC, masks can be made into tracking masks. Right click the mask and you should see a context menu with Tracking Mask. Select it and the mask can be tracked to the video it is applied ...
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How to achieve this type of transition?

According to the comments on that page, it is rotoscoped - which is (from Wikipedia) the technique of manually creating a matte for an element on a live-action plate so it may be composited over ...
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Opacity and feather doesn't work at mask

Normally effects are applied before masks, but some aren't. For these effects it means that you need to precompose the layer with the effect applied, and then apply the mask to the precomp. I don't ...
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Animate title mask from location a to b in Adobe Premiere CC 2017

You need to use keyframes instead of tracking. You can find them here: For better understanding of how they work, read about them, or watch the video. Long story short, you need to create keyframe in ...
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Masking Radio Waves in After Effects

Yeah, that's a weird thing with the radio waves effect. It seems to be applied after the layer masks, and thus ignores the masks for the layer. This happens for a few effects, particularly ones that ...
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How to use chroma key to replace design of complex object?

What you are thinking about is a very great way to save production costs and is used in many cases on many sets. Here is what your pipeline would look like: Shoot the footage with green tables Track ...
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Matching colors between two clips

One of the biggest ironies of working with visual effects is that if you've done your work well, the audience won't notice the work you've done. Good effects appear effortless; the better the effect, ...
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Stroke effect with square cap

Make your strokes using the pen tool directly as a Shape Layer instead of the way you're doing it. You will see an option for line caps and line joins. They can be round or square: To reveal the logo,...
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How to realistically add planet in the sky using 3d camera tracker and avoid overlapping with objects in the foreground?

You need to add a copy of your video (so you have two layers, only the bottom one needs the planet on it). Rotoscope the top layer - when you create your mask the only thing you will see is the bit of ...
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Trying to mask smoke from partical system but feathering doesn't work

Pre-comp the smoke layer first, then apply the mask in your main outer comp.
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Mask in After Effects v 2020 is not accurate

Issues like these usually arise when you either have the layer transformed in 3D-space, or when using distortions and transform-effects on the layer. Since you do not have the 3D-checkbox ticked, I ...
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How to quick select PNG image for masking in After Effects?

Found a solution. Maybe someone will need it. Layer -> Auto-Trace
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Combining a video and a masking video

In Premiere To avoid the trip to AE you can do it in Premiere, but it does increase the complexity of your timeline. You use the Track Matte Key effect, plus a colour key effect. It's a little tricky,...
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Combining a video and a masking video

Method 1 In your timeline, stack the matte clip on top of the character clip and add the Ultra Key effect to the matte with the red color as the key. Nest those two clips, and place another Ultra ...
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Masks, layers, solids or multi composition to solve my problem?

The answer to your question is yes. Masks, solids or multi-compositions will help. What, you want more? Oh ok. Thing about After Effects is that there is almost always at least two valid ways of ...
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How to do overlays/masking like in this video? (Pasting clouds/rainbow/fireworks over sky while camera moves around)

It's tricky but it looks like it was shot in a Studio (Green Screen) and that they had a bit of red straw and tiny piles of red sand on the floor. That's why most of it looks like one Shot, because ...
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After Effect CC - How to combine and crop videos

After Effects and masking are both total overkill for this problem. First you want a video editor, not a complex VFX system, as your baseline. If you have After Effects, you likely also have ...
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Making background element out of a part of a video

You need to rotoscope every object in front of your "background". There is not simple solution, because AE cant tell the difference between you foreground and background. Even I can't tell, because ...
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AE distort mask

There is an effect called Corner Pin that does exactly this. Apply it to the video and drag the corners so that the video is the shape you want. You may need to mask the layer as well - it's usually ...
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Multiple masks in adobe premiere and RAM

I'd second what Ham the Epic said. I use 128 GB of Ram and AE and PPro eats it up especially when there are lots of layers with masks or effects. Your only option to work around this would be to do ...
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Multiple masks in adobe premiere and RAM

Sadly combining them wouldn't help that much. The problem is you need more memory. I have 64gb for AE and I still use all of it at times. I would say a base line is 16-32gb. I could easily use 128gb ...
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How to create circle gradient in Final Cut Pro?

Add a new custom generator and set the colour to white. Add your media above. In this example, I will use a photo. Apply the Draw Mask to your image. Click to add 4 control points, then set the ...
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Attach image to layer with tracking mask

I take it you are looking for Motion Tracking. Unfortunately, Premiere Pro doesn't have that capability. You'd have to set keyframes for the animation manually, which can be a pain if it needs to be ...
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After Effects Mask is cropping down resolution

Set the RAM preview resolution to full.
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Remove unwanted person from background of a shot?

If the camera's static, then it's totally doable. Start by making a clean plate image of the whole area, as I think you have done. Put that on a layer above (on top of) your original footage. ...
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