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    Default Adjustment layer affects all layers

    I have an adjustment layer, which makes a glowing effect on an animated layer below it.

    The problem is that the adjustment layer affects all the layers behind it, including the background image.

    I've found several fixes for this but none of them works;

    1) Alt click the line between the adjustment layer and the animated layer.
    - No matter how I click and what buttons I hold down, it won't do anything.


    2) Click on the round thing on the settings to make it affect one or all layers
    - When I remove the round thing, the whole screen goes white (the adjustment layer's default color) and when there is the round thing, it affects all layers.


    Please, help me make the adjustment layer affect only one layer below it.

    I'm using Adobe After Effects CS3.

    EDIT:
    I found out that the 2) turns the layer back to normal layer.
    Last edited by unska; 03-01-2009 at 03:51 PM.

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    Unska!...

    Ok dude, i have a question of my own please - Who long have you had AE CS3?

    The fix is very simple.

    You need to either make a new composition with the layers you want effected only, and then bring that composition into the one you want where the other layers do not get effected, or you need to "PRE-COMPOSE" just the layers you are talking about.

    You will find the "PRE-COMPOSE" tool in the layers D.D.M.

    I would do the "PRE-COMPOSE" layer as then you can double click on the composition in the main comp and play about wit hthat without hurting anything else.

    Play with it and if it works i would like a mention.... Cheers.

    Mitch

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    That helped, thanks!

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    Uh, now I have a new problem;

    The glow effect requires a black solid. If I put a black solid to the pre composition, it will fill the screen and hide everything on the first composition.

    How do I keep the glow effect without hiding everything behind the black solid?

    EDIT:

    A third problem;

    I have this moving line animation (the line is about 5 cm long), I want the line to start appearing from the middle of the screen and end before the end of the screen without the line going over the edge.

    Basicly the line would appear in spot A as a dot and then started to grow in length until all 5 cm is visible.

    When the "nose" of the line hits the B spot (end) it wouldn't go over it but start to shorten in length until it disappears.
    Last edited by unska; 03-01-2009 at 05:43 PM.

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    Read my other reply -

    Make one composition and add a remove alpha to it.
    Make a new comp the size of your final and put the first comp in it.....

    Failing this IM me and ill do it for you - 30 an hour.

    Mitch

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