have a clip fade out, except for a shape.

so, i’d like to have my video clip fade out, except for one area that’s a specific shape, like a logo or symbol. this shape i can have in vector format or png, or whatever else if that makes it easier.

I researched track mattes, and i tried shape layers, changing from alpha silhouette, and inverted and all that, but i couldn’t find a way to get what i wanted.

i’m starting to think that the only thing i could do, would be to have 2 of the same layer, one with that shape masked out, and then just fade out the other one, leaving the masked out one.

this is probably what i’m gonna do, but it seems like… idk, wrong, like there should be some easier way to do it.

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