Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying effects, part of After Effects Apprentice 02: Basic Animation.
At this point, we have all of our major elements in place.…However, I think our videos are looking a little bit flat and perhaps a little blue.…Our title has a bevel alpha and a drop shadow applied.…I think it would look good if we applied similar effects to the video layers.…Now, we will be looking at applying and editing effects in more detail in a later lesson.…But for now, I think we deserve some instant gratification.…I will select the first video, and let's start by removing some of this blue.…As you can see, After Effects comes bundled with lots of effects.…
The first one I will apply is Color Correction > Auto Color.…This will remove the blue cast.…The Effect Controls panel will open.…It's docked with the Project panel.…If you have extra space on your monitor, you might prefer to see both…panels side by side.…To do that, in the Effect Controls, click on the top left-hand corner and then…drag over to the right-hand side of the frame.…Now you will want to check that you have enough space so that the Comp panel is…
After Effects Apprentice is created by Trish and Chris Meyer and designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- Starting a project from scratch
- Building a composition
- Arranging and transforming layers interactively and numerically
- Animating parameters including motion paths
- Applying and re-using effects
- Creating variations and rendering the final movie
- Importing layered Photoshop files
- Understanding alpha channels
- Avoiding common mistakes
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/09/2012. What changed?
A: We added new movies on using the exercise files that come with this course, and working with the Global Performance Cache in After Effects CS6. We have also added exercise files designed for After Effects CS6.
Q: This course was updated on 11/07/2016. What changed?
A: We updated eight movies to stay up to date with the latest changes in After Effects CC.