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  1. Santa2

    Santa2 New Elf

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    Hi Guys, just starting to understand / learn layers.

    Whats the best way to..

    if I have the whole house lit

    And want to wipe down the house to black (or other colour)

    To give a "power down" effect

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. marmalade

    marmalade cats & pixels

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    Obviously the in/out transitions on the layer blending tool would work but this method gives a bit more control (makes for nice pulsing effects to beat tracks etc)

    for a fade down..

    - to your element/prop/group add a second layer. Put your effects on this layer.
    - to the first layer add a colour wash from white to black (or alternatively, colour on effect, start intensity 100, end intensity 0)
    - set the wash to be subtractive
    - set the effects layer to normal.

    re render if necessary, where the wash is white the effect should be 100% and where it's black it should be 0%
     
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    Great thanks for your help
    I will give it a try
     
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    Or another way is to click on any of the effects you want to fade out, Go to layer blending and on the out transition box check fade and the time on how long you want to fade to take.
     
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    You want to use the Curtain effect on another layer on top. Set the color to White and have it act like a curtain closing top down. Then change layer blending to 1 is Mask. If it doesn't look right try 1 is UnMask.
     

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