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Adobe After Effects: Creating Crop Marks: Defining Image Area

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Compositing Tips or Shortcuts

When you import vector artwork into a pixel-based program such as After Effects or Photoshop, its edges are determined by the outmost edges of the art. Sometimes, you want to extend the image area to allow new possibilities in your designs. In this article, Lon Clark demonstrates that by creating crop marks, you define a new edge/size for the file and that can open up new design opportunities.

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/clark_lon/cropmarks/index.html

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