Masking an effect in Conduit

This post is about a compositing technique that’s basic, but not quite obvious!

It’s fairly common that you want to apply an effect only within a specific part of the image, rather than the image as a whole. How to accomplish that?

Check out the answer in the “Conduit Cheat Sheet”:

Conduit FAQ: How to mask an effect

There are actually¬†two methods detailed in that answer. The screenshot below shows the first one illustrated in nodes — check out the link for the other method…

 

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