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Mask Unlinker

  • Compatibility After Effects
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Quick Overview

Unlink your masks from your layer's transformations. No more need for separate matte layers!

Unlink your masks from your layer's tranformations!

No more need for separate Matte layers. With Mask Unlinker you just select your Mask and press unlink, it's that easy! You can always relink it back!


  1. Select a mask of a layer (you can also click the third icon to quickly select the mask of the selected layer)
  2. Click the "Unlink" button
  3. You can now move the layer without affecting the mask
  4. To relink, first select the mask (it is best to use the third button, as you cannot select masks on the composition panel when unlinked)
  5. Press the "Link" button

Projects that use Mask Unlinker work even on computers that do not have Mask Unlinker installed.

Mask keyframes are not supported


  • Adobe After Effects 2018+
After Effects 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018
  • CropROI

    Aris Melachroinos

    • Compatibility After Effects


    Crop your precomps to the Region of Interest, without shifting the layer position.
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