[#Video #Design] How To Use Track Mattes in After Effects | 2023 New Features!

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How To Use Track Mattes in After Effects | 2023 New Features!

By School of Motion
Published: Nov 14, 2022

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The 2023 update to After Effects made track mattes friendlier to use and much more versatile, so if ever there was a time to learn how to use track mattes in After Effects, that time is now. Track mattes are a super-powerful feature that may not be widely understood by a lot of After Effects users, but at least for you, that changes *today.*

Don’t know the difference between a mask and a matte? Never had to worry about an alpha channel or luminance values? That’s ok; we’ve got you. Join us on a matte-tastic journey through what a matte is, why you should use it, and all the creative ways you can take advantage of this cool tool in your own work.

Animation Bootcamp


  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:33 Mattes vs Masks
  • 01:37 Using Track Mattes
  • 02:37 New Features for AE 2023
  • 03:07 Creative Uses for Track Mattes
  • 04:44 How to Level Up Your Skills
  • 05:18 Alpha vs Luma
  • 05:48 Using Luma Mattes

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