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Advanced** - Simulating Photoshop Layer Blending In After Effect
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Oct 30, 2006, 08:42 PM
Please Replies from Industry Professionals and Advanced Users only.

In photoshop in the blending options panel on the bottom of the "default" tab there is a "blend if", assuming it's set Gray you can adjust the sliders to reveal and conceal the current selected layer based on the alpha channel created by the monochromatic sum of the RGB layers. I use this extensively when working the grungy degraded textures because of it's uncanny ability to provide a realistic weathered look for text and other elements without the use of 6 million misprinted type brushes....

My Question is: How can I replicate that advanced blending in After Effect?

I suppose I'm ready to accept there isn't a way to do it without the use of a plugin, but considering they're almost EXACTLY the same image processing engine and in many cases After Effects trumping photoshop as a more advanced processor I would be surprised if there wasn't a way i was overlooking.

Please don't respond with "You Can't Do It." Thats no help What i need is an answer in plug in form or other.

Thank you so so much in advance for all of you advice and help. This forum is wonderful!

Travis Stevens
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