Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Linking effects and styles, part of After Effects Expressions for Premiere Pro Editors.
- We've had a look at how we can control effects…and layer properties using expression controls…to control individual properties on controller layers,…but I want to show you a little tip…for also controlling things like layer styles.…Now at the moment, I've got these layer styles…applied to this layer here,…if I switch off and on, you see that they're applying…a glow, a bevel, and a shadow to this layer.…Now I will also want it to be applied…to this layer underneath,…but I want one set of controls…for all of those layer styles.…
Now, I could create effects for all the properties…that I want, up here on the controller,…but it would take me some time to do all of that.…Instead, I'm going to show you a little trick.…What we're going to do is we're going to open…the layer styles on this layer,…and we're just going to select them, copy,…and we're going to go up here to our controller,…and we're going to say, paste.…So I've now got layer styles applied to my controller…which is a null.…Why have I got them in there?…Well I've got them in there so that I can use these…
After Effects Expressions for Premiere Pro Editors is a creative, project-based workshop. Editors take a basic Premiere Pro edit and bring it to life using After Effects expressions and Dynamic Link, following author Angie Taylor's expert instructions. The concepts are broken down into manageable 3–5 minute videos, covering techniques such as randomizing effects, linking animation and color to sound, automating animation, and more.
- Linking footage from Premiere Pro in After Effects with Dynamic Link
- Understanding the expression language
- Automating animation with expressions
- Randomizing effect properties
- Linking color and light changes to audio
- Creating camera shake with a wiggle expressions
- Linking keyframes to create a lightening strike effect
- Synchronizing color and other design elements
- Creating amazing text animations