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Multiple opacity masks not working in Premiere Pro

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In my project, I am trying to create a simple opacity mask over a shed in a forest. The shed's room is divided into two parts by a tree in front. My goal is to have both parts be completely transparent so that I could throw anything I need in back of it. I know that for using a single opacity mask, you need to draw your shape and hit invert in order to make the drawn shape transparent. Here are some difficulties I've ran into using two masks and wanting them to operate the same:

Here, both masks are inverted, but nothing happens.

Screen Shot 2017-09-09 at 12.10.29 AM.png

In these two screen shots, I toggle off the inversion to one mask while keeping the other on. Only one mask is transparent when I need both to be:

Screen Shot 2017-09-09 at 12.10.41 AM.png

Screen Shot 2017-09-09 at 12.10.54 AM.png

Finally: Here's what it looks like when both masks are WITHOUT inversion (behaves as expected, making the area around my masks transparent to the image behind it):

Screen Shot 2017-09-09 at 12.11.06 AM.png

That leads me to my question: Is there a way to utilize two opacity masks that both act completely transparent within their given shape in Premiere Pro? I know that this is rather simple in AE, but unfortunately, I don't have the specs to run it (even doing these two masks would take hours to render). On Premiere, such simple masks are pretty forgiving, therefore, I am looking for Premiere answers only!

Thanks!

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Correct answer by Katie_Houghton | Adobe Community Professional

Duplicate the clip that has the masks on it onto different tracks. Delete the masks from the track below. Add a track matte effect to that same clip. Reference the masked clip above & reverse the matte. Place the replacement clip below track matte clip. (I only have track 4 & 5 on in picture below. Track 1 is off)

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Multiple opacity masks not working in Premiere Pro

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In my project, I am trying to create a simple opacity mask over a shed in a forest. The shed's room is divided into two parts by a tree in front. My goal is to have both parts be completely transparent so that I could throw anything I need in back of it. I know that for using a single opacity mask, you need to draw your shape and hit invert in order to make the drawn shape transparent. Here are some difficulties I've ran into using two masks and wanting them to operate the same:

Here, both masks are inverted, but nothing happens.

Screen Shot 2017-09-09 at 12.10.29 AM.png

In these two screen shots, I toggle off the inversion to one mask while keeping the other on. Only one mask is transparent when I need both to be:

Screen Shot 2017-09-09 at 12.10.41 AM.png

Screen Shot 2017-09-09 at 12.10.54 AM.png

Finally: Here's what it looks like when both masks are WITHOUT inversion (behaves as expected, making the area around my masks transparent to the image behind it):

Screen Shot 2017-09-09 at 12.11.06 AM.png

That leads me to my question: Is there a way to utilize two opacity masks that both act completely transparent within their given shape in Premiere Pro? I know that this is rather simple in AE, but unfortunately, I don't have the specs to run it (even doing these two masks would take hours to render). On Premiere, such simple masks are pretty forgiving, therefore, I am looking for Premiere answers only!

Thanks!

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Correct answer by Katie_Houghton | Adobe Community Professional

Duplicate the clip that has the masks on it onto different tracks. Delete the masks from the track below. Add a track matte effect to that same clip. Reference the masked clip above & reverse the matte. Place the replacement clip below track matte clip. (I only have track 4 & 5 on in picture below. Track 1 is off)

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You can use multiple masks but not inverted.

You can just use one mask inverted.

Use track mattes instead.

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Duplicate the clip that has the masks on it onto different tracks. Delete the masks from the track below. Add a track matte effect to that same clip. Reference the masked clip above & reverse the matte. Place the replacement clip below track matte clip. (I only have track 4 & 5 on in picture below. Track 1 is off)

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Thanks! I also just found out that if you nest one mask into the clip, you can simply add another mask upon the nested footage.

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Yes. Great way too! Awesome!

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Hey keviny I have a problem finding the masking tool of opacity. The pen tool is not being found, tell me bro what should I do?

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Evening, use a Set Matte, it allows multiple masks.

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Clever!!

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Why thank you.

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