Create design elements with shape layers After Effects CC


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Creating design elements with shape layers

Shape layers are a little bit different than layer solids with masks. They give you a little bit more flexibility so to show you what I mean, let's go ahead and create a shape layer. Make sure you have the hand comp active I'm just going to double click on the hand comp here in my project panel and I don't have any layers selected down here in the layer panel. That's important because when I grab my shape tool I want to make sure I have the ellipse tool here. When I grab this, as long as I don't have any layer selected, this will automatically create a shape.

Now if you click and drag, I want to create a circle just like this one but with a shape layer so you can see some of the added benefits. So let's go ahead and click and drag and then I'll hold down Shift as I start to drag. Now, let's make it roughly the same size, and I'm going to grab my selection tool here so I can go ahead and move this to be roughly in the same spot. If you look to the right side of yo...

Creating design elements with shape layers
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Creating design elements with shape layers provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the After Effects CC Essential Training

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