How to Align and Distribute Layers Using After Affects CS5


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Aligning and distributing layers

Here is a great feature for those of you that work in motion graphics or titling: the ability to align and distribute layers. I have here a series of diamonds on this cool little weird background. And basically we have the pink, green, teal, and purple diamonds. Now, after I applied some color adjustments to these, these colors don't exactly match the names of the layers, but it doesn't really affect our purposes here. Now I am going to go to the Window menu and open up the Align panel and that's where we are going to be doing all of our work here. I am just going to restructure these panels, so we could see this a little bit better.

Now if you only have one layer selected, I will go ahead and select this layer, layer 1, the pink diamond. A new feature here is you got to align these layers to the composition. So, if we want to put this halfway up in the composition, so vertically align this, the composition, we can click this button which changes the vertical center of the ob...

Aligning and distributing layers
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Aligning and distributing layers provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the After Effects CS5 Essential Training

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Video
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After Effects
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