I am trying to create the Character intro like in the video link below. However, my black & white and Blur effects are not showing up. The layer above it is what is being shown and everything below is being "ignored"
I tried it, not affect on the video 😞 I feel like it is simple to fix but my lack of Adobe is holding me back
I don't think the tracks underneath are being ignored, they just may not be visible if the track above doesn't have an alpha channel, either as part of the clip or created by a track matte or keying.
Ah now I see: the screenshot is misleading.
So how does one fix that?
Did you draw the mask?
If it is drawn (and closed) correctly, the area outside the mask should become transparent, allowing your black & white blur effect to show through.