Tutorial 76: Preserve Transparency

Joe Clay | Jun 23, 2017

This week, we're talking about a little switch in After Effects that you might have overlooked for quite some time. But it can be useful for compositing things together when you need more complex transparency or if you need to build up transparency through multiple layers (like if you had a lot of shapes animating in separate layers and you want to fill them with a texture or two in a single comp). It's also helpful when you want to see the top layers instead of just their alpha channels. Preserve Transparency is another small but useful tool for your toolbox.

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