How To Position Layers With Snapping In After Effects CC


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Positioning layers with snapping

Now, in order to best understand how snapping works inside of After Effects, we're going to be working primarily in a blank composition with new elements that we're creating. But before we do that, we need to go to the Composition panel and do a little bit of housekeeping. Make sure the AAA Compositions folder is open and click and drag on the top precomp and drag it down to the New Folder icon. And we can go ahead and call the new folder Pre-Comps. Okay, great. Now just go ahead and double-click on the p\Positioning composition to open that comp. And make sure that your magnification is set up at 100%.

Now let's add a new shape and some text to the scene. Go to your Shape tools. I'm going to click and hold and make sure that I have the Ellipse tool selected. Yours may be the Rectangle tool, but I'm going to go ahead and choose Ellipse. Click and drag on the left side of the Composition panel and hold down Shift, after you start to drag to create a perfect circle. Now grab the Text too...

Positioning layers with snapping
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Positioning layers with snapping 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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