Learn Effects and Presets in After Effects CS4


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Effects and Presets

One of the handiest tools in After Effects is the Effects & Presets panel. As its name applies, it does two things. It allows you to search and apply Effects plug-ins and it allows you to search, apply and save animation presets. Now, this is a fairly tall panel, so it's useful to rearrange your panels to give it more room. We usually collapse Preview to get a little bit more height and if necessary we'll even pull down the timeline and pull over the Comp panel to give him more room so that we can see longer names. Let's say you were interested in finding what plug-in effects had the word Blur in their names. Just type blur into the Quick Search dialog and you'll see two things.

Animation Presets that have blur in their name and also all of your Effects plug-ins that have blur in their names. There are two ways you could apply one of these effects to a piece of footage. One, if you can see the footage already in the Composition panel, just go ahead and grab your effec...

Effects and Presets
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Effects and Presets provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects CS4: Apprentice's Guide to Key Features

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Video
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After Effects
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