After Effects CS6 Layer Solids and Shapes with Masks


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Creating layer solids and shapes with masks

Layer solids, also called color layers, are some of the most basic elements you can create within After Effects. And even though they may seem kind of basic, they're one of the most flexible elements you can create within a composition. Now if you are joining me from the previous video, you can see we have the lower third graphic here. I've just taken this entire composition, add a little Drop Shadow to the text, and then I dropped that into a new layer solids comp. Now in here I'm just going to use this as reference so we can create some new shapes to kind of mimic this shape here.

So to get started I want to use a layer solid. To create a layer solid you can go up under the Layer menu and choose New > Solid. Now if you ever go up to the top menus and you don't get this option here, chances are you have Project panel active. You need to have the timeline active that way when you go to create your layer solid, After Effects knows which composition you're going to place...

Creating layer solids and shapes with masks
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Creating layer solids and shapes with masks provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the After Effects CS6 Essential Training

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