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Old September 5th, 2010, 04:58 AM   #1
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Easy question about masking, and i need to finish this work tonight!

Hola chicos,
hope your vacation were good....Unfortunately i just noticed that i have a shot where i have a car in the back of the interview with a piece of paper on the window....Now i was thinking to remove this piece of paper masking it. Once i use the the pen tool and i hit the mask button, what should i do? I wanna cut the piece of paper and put the stuff i can put in theother track.....


ANY ideas for me?
i 'm desperate
gracias
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Old September 5th, 2010, 06:00 AM   #2
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ok, I'll have a crack.
1st track- mask the piece of paper and subtract.
2nd track- copy the mask and apply it onto a bit of plain windscreen, (with no paper), feather out, change it to positive.
Now use pan crop to move the masked clean windscreen over where the paper has been removed.
Rough, but done.
If you have AFX, just mask it out and use the clone paint tool.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 07:07 AM   #3
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Hi Gerald thanks for helping me out! I m desperate

So the first track is the original one with the mask
then i have to duplicate it?

Sorry for the silly question but i m newbie in masking....

THx a lot 4 taking time to help me
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Old September 5th, 2010, 11:09 AM   #4
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Both tracks are the same footage. The first one, you will mask out the paper to remove and change the mode to negative, ie. create a "hole" in the image where the track below can be seen through. You can play with the feathering options if you need to. Then this hole will see whats underneath of it, you can put whatever you want in there. As was suggested, have a second track of the same footage means if you can find a clean section of windshield, you can pan the lower track until the desired clean portion is showing through the hole.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 06:15 AM   #5
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sorry for the question:
what u mean 4 changing mode?
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Old September 15th, 2010, 12:02 PM   #6
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sorry for the question:
what u mean 4 changing mode?
One of the options for masks is Mode, and the choices Negative or Positive. In positive mode, the whole frame is transparent, and you're masking out a hole to let some of it show through. In negative mode, the whole frame is visible, and you're masking out a shape that will be transparent.

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