Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying presets, part of After Effects Apprentice 04: Layer Control.
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Adobe After Effects ships with hundreds of animation presets,…many of which take a range of the hundreds of effects that After Effects shapes with.…Let's explore some of those presets.…First off, make sure you can view them in the Effects and Presets panel by…clicking the Option menu and making sure that Show Animation Presets is indeed enabled.…Its folder will sort to the top of this list.…You can just start twirling this open and look through the names of presets to…see what they might be.…For example, Image - Creative.…Say that I want treat this selected piece of footage.…
I'll twirl this open and look at all these different presets I've got here.…Now some of these names may make enough sense that you can just apply them…directly, just like you can drag an affect directly on to any piece of footage…or double-click it to apply it. Same with Presets.…Just drag your preset under piece of footage and bang, it's…automatically applied.…In this case, blue wash did indeed give more of a blue tint to this footage.…
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