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Crop, Ultra Key, and Opacity Masking tools not working

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Sep 20, 2020

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Hi! So I have been looking around and I haven't found the answer to my problem yet. I was trying to make a crop mask, but when I click on the pen tool and move my cursor to the video to start drawing my mask, it doesn't work. It says I have made a new mask, but my cursor doesn't change into the pen image, and I tried drawing anyways because I thought it may have been a glitch, but it is as if I didn't click the mask tool at all! Even though it says I have made a new mask in the effect controls.

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You cannot have two crop effects on one clip.

And dont use the crop effect for masking. Use Opacity under Motion.

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Crop, Ultra Key, and Opacity Masking tools not working

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Hi! So I have been looking around and I haven't found the answer to my problem yet. I was trying to make a crop mask, but when I click on the pen tool and move my cursor to the video to start drawing my mask, it doesn't work. It says I have made a new mask, but my cursor doesn't change into the pen image, and I tried drawing anyways because I thought it may have been a glitch, but it is as if I didn't click the mask tool at all! Even though it says I have made a new mask in the effect controls.

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Correct answer by Ann Bens | Adobe Community Professional

You cannot have two crop effects on one clip.

And dont use the crop effect for masking. Use Opacity under Motion.

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Hardware specs... if you are in a wild and crazy mood - even the type of computer would be helpful. OS screen scaling not set to 100%?

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Well, I am using windows 10, my processor is AMD Ryzen 3600, resolution is 1920 1080. It is set to 100% btw

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I can't duplicate it here. Are you clicking on the Pen tool under Opacity in the Effects Control Panel?

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Yes. Except I am trying to crop. But when it didn't work for cropping, I tried the others, and they also didn't work

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If you've got a screenshot or can do a quick youtube video of the problem that might be helpful to see what is happening. There is a 'Crop' effect, so unless you are using that, it's helpful to stick with the terms the software uses... like creating a mask, regardless of it's purpose.

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Ok, so for some reason after 2 hours it worked, but here is basically what happened. I would

 

 click the mask pen tool, and it would just be like this.

the cursor wouldn't change to the pen icon, and I couldn't draw a mask either

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You cannot have two crop effects on one clip.

And dont use the crop effect for masking. Use Opacity under Motion.

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