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Color Matte? [ANSWER]

Posted: Fri, 14th Sep 2007, 5:08am

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jdmkenji

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Is there a way to create a garbage matte but instead of making it transparent just making it so that it's a solid color?
Posted: Fri, 14th Sep 2007, 5:39am

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BlueSmudge

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Placing a solid color in the layer behind it would work. Just make one in any basic image editing program.
Posted: Sun, 16th Sep 2007, 6:49am

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jdmkenji

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Thanks. I was just wondering because I already have a video clip for a background and I didn't want to have too many layers. I just wanted to cover up some areas with plain black.
Posted: Sun, 16th Sep 2007, 5:30pm

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Axeman

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Rule #1 of compositing: you can't have too many layers. smile
Posted: Mon, 17th Sep 2007, 7:40pm

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Mandalorian

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I agree with Axeman, use as many, or as few, layers as you can to finish the effect the way you want it.
Posted: Tue, 18th Sep 2007, 12:07am

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Axeman

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Right. As few as possible, as many as necessary.