In this post, I will show you How To Create A Mask On Top Of A Shape Layer in After Effects. So without any further ado, let’s dive right in!
Alright, so we are in After Effects. Quick warning, this tip is going to be very quick.
First, I am going to start out by drawing a shape into my composition with the Star Tool.
Next, I am going to select the star Shape Layer 1 again.
And this time I am going to select the Rectangle Tool.
By the way, the same thing applies to the Pencil Tool
or Rounded Tool, Rectangle Tool, Ellipse Tool, and Polygon Tool.
So I am going to select the Rectangle Tool
and then instead of having this Tool Creates Shape,
I am going to select the Tool Creates Mask.
So I am going to click on the Tool Creates Mask icon and now I can easily draw masks right on top of my shape layer without any kind of problems.
It is that simple! I hope you found this How To Create A Mask On Top Of A Shape Layer in After Effects post useful.