Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Effects & Presets panel, part of After Effects Apprentice 04: Layer Control.
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In the next few movies I would like to show you a little bit more about applying…effects and how to use effects presets.…I want to go ahead and do a Close All again just to clean up my display and if…you have the Exercise Files that come with this lesson I'm going to open up the…comp 10-Adobe's Preset*starter.…If you're following along using the After Effects Apprentice book, I'm going to…go through these things in a little different order than they are in the book,…but I am going to cover the exact same concepts.…If you don't have the Exercise Files, just create a comp with a piece of footage…for now and we'll play around with that.…
There are two ways to apply effects to a selected layer or layers in After Effects.…One is to use the Effect menu.…It does give a nice hierarchical menu of all these different effects.…The problem with this menu is that if you have a very specific effect you know…you want to use but you can't remember which category or submenu that it's in,…you can spend a fair amount of time trying to find it by going through these…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- Sliding and trimming
- Slip-editing and insert-editing layers
- Employing blending modes to enhance layers and composites
- Applying, modifying, and saving animation presets and layer styles
- Using adjustment layers to affect multiple layers
- Experimenting with effects using Brainstorm
- Understanding pixel aspect ratios