Monday, March 1, 2010

Border Pass

This may never be useful to anyone else, but here's a little After Effects trick for making a border around a frame.

Click the shape tool.  Set the stroke to 2 pixels for a one pixel border -if you only do one pixel it's soft and grey.

Make the shape white.

Then click the layers window.  This will make a shape the size of the document.

Set the "mode" to multiply.

This gives you an exact, perfect border.


Elliot Cowan said...

You couldn't think of anything else today, yeah?

roconnor said...

I actually wrote this on Friday and bumped it for whatever I posted Saturday and yesterday.

For some reason I was really proud of figuring this out. Probably because the same thing was such freaking pain in Flash.

Elliot Cowan said...

I'm proud of you, too.

Liesje said...

It wasn't THAT hard in Flash.