How to convert a text layer into a mask

Hi, I must convert a text with animation into a mask for another layer and through the text you can see another layer. Thanks for answers, Max


  • Put a grade layer above the text, but below the layer you want to mask.  Turn off visibility for the Text layer. Onto the layer you want to mask, add the Set Matte effect.  Set the Source Layer property to the grade.  Done.

  • @jsbarrett it's easier than that. Just use a Set Matte (Alpha) effect on the layer you want the cutout, and use the text as the Source Layer. No Grades or Embedded Composite needed. This came up in a @JavertValbarr tutorial. I was pleasantly surprised. 

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