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    How to use Subtract on layers to create lighting effects

    If I remember correctly, it is possible to use subtract effect on a layer with a dark object to create light effects. If I get the point, it is about making the object cut through the dark layer using this subtract effect so it creates a "hole", showing underlaying layers. However, I am unable to get this work.
    Could someone advise how to proceed step by step? Thanks!

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    Not sure about the method, but i know you need to use the layer extension to add/subtract layers alpha blending co-efficient.

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    So it is not simply an effect of the layer? I remember there was an example of the flashlight done this way but the file is not available anymore.

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    Hi Blizna,

    that's a very easy task in only a few steps:


    1. Add a new layer above your main layer. (Do all following steps on this layer.)
    2. Create a new Quick Backdrop object with white colour and make it cover your full frame.
    3. Create objects (e.g. Actives) in black colour to achieve "holes" in your frame. This will become the light shine.
    4. Change the effect of the new created layer to Subtract.


    That's all. Now you can work on the "black objects". For example change the graphics to a white-to-black gradient to see how it works.

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