You can connect layers to effects that have a single input or multiple input, such as effects using masks.
- To bring a node into the Node view, drag it from the Node Library and drop it in the Node view.
- Once in the Node view, click on the output port of a node and drag out a cable. You can then connect this cable to the input port of another node.
- If you want to connect a node between two connected nodes, you can use the Alt key as you drag the new node over the existing cable connection. Using the same Alt key, you can also disconnect a node.
- If you want to remove a node, select and press Delete to remove it from the Node view.
- Select a drawing layer and do one of the following:
- From the Node Library view, select an effect with more than one port, such as Highlight and drag it to the Node view.
- In the Node view, right-click and select Insert > Combine > Highlight.
- Connect the node (Highlight in this example) between the drawing and Composite node.
- In the Drawing or Camera view, create a drawing on a new layer that will act as the matte.
- In the Timeline view, click the Collapse/Expand button on the effect layer.
Do one of the following:
- Drag and drop the matte layer beside the Matte field.
- Connect the Matte drawing to the Matte port of the Highlight node.
- Display the effect properties and adjust them until you achieve the desired effect.