Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying layer styles inside After Effects, part of After Effects Apprentice 04: Layer Control.
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One way to work with Photoshop layer styles in After Effects is to import a…Photoshop file that already has layer styles applied.…Just remember to import it as a composition, so that you get access to the…components to make it up and the layer styles that applied to those components.…However, you can apply layer styles to your own layers inside After Effects…directly without having to go through Photoshop.…If you have this lesson's exercise files, open up Comp 11-Layer Styles*starter.…Here we've started on what could be a DVD or a website user interface design.…
A still image, a little bit of text in the background and a startup of some buttons.…These buttons frankly look a little bit flat.…We'd like to make them look far more interesting and more dimensional.…To do that, we'll use layer styles.…Quite often, layer styles are more powerful than their corresponding…effect counterparts.…To start, press this first button.…It was created using shape layers, which we discussed in a different lesson.…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- Sliding and trimming
- Slip-editing and insert-editing layers
- Employing blending modes to enhance layers and composites
- Applying, modifying, and saving animation presets and layer styles
- Using adjustment layers to affect multiple layers
- Experimenting with effects using Brainstorm
- Understanding pixel aspect ratios