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Tutorial: Useful After Effects Tricks you May Not Know – 1-5

Tutorial: Useful After Effects Tricks you May Not Know – 1-5

Sergei Prokhnevskiy shares over 100 useful After Effects tips and tricks that you might not know about in this 5 video series.

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Part 1 of 5

20 Useful Tricks in After Effects You May Not Know About – Part 1 of 5

  1. Keyframe Velocity (CTRL+SHIFT+K) at 0:20
  2. Mini-Flowchart (TAB) at 2:20
  3. Align Tools at 2:59
  4. Replacing Images at 4:15
  5. System Color Picker at 5:07
  6. Render Presets at 6:22
  7. Cycle Mask Colors at 7:47
  8. Math at 8:37
  9. Gradient Overlays at 9:26
  10. Reverse Keyframes at 10:33
  11. Expressions to Keyframes at 11:15
  12. Splitting Layers (CTRL+SHIFT+D) at 12:10
  13. Guide Layers at 12:47
  14. Moving Masks (Space bar) at 13:57
  15. Creating a Motion Path from a Mask at 15:08
  16. Scaling Multiple Keyframes (Alt+Click and drag) at 16:22
  17. Copying Paths from Illustrator at 16:56
  18. Maximize Frame with a Shortcut (~) at 17:34
  19. Rendering Comps Out of Media Encoder (CTRL+ALT+M) at 18:14
  20. Close Panel and Frame with a Shortcut (CTRL+W, CTRL+ALT+W) at 19:01

Part 2 of 5

22 Useful Tricks in After Effects You May Not Know About – Part 2 of 5

  1. Shift+Parenting Behavior at 0:33
  2. Layer Selection at 1:35
  3. Go to Visible Item in the Timeline (J, and K) at 2:24
  4. Reveal Properties (U, and UU) at 3:09
  5. Paste Layers at Current Time (CTRL+ALT+V) at 3:50
  6. Close Other Timeline Panels at 4:52
  7. Find Missing Footage, Effects, or Fonts at 5:19
  8. Reveal in Explorer at 6:06
  9. Copy with Property Links (CTRL+ALT+C) at 6:37
  10. Center Anchor Point (CTRL+ALT+HOME) at 9:01
  11. Center in View (CTRL+HOME) at 9:56
  12. Fit to Comp (CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+H, CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+G, and CTRL+ALT+F) at 10:43
  13. Flexible Masking Options at 11:37
  14. Bezier Paths for Shape Layers at 13:30
  15. Reveal in Timeline at 14:48
  16. Default Render Setting (CTRL+Click on Render Preset) at 15:17
  17. Set Work Area to Duration of Selected Layers (CTRL+ALT+B) at 16:17
  18. Delete All Effects from Selected Layers (CTRL+SHIFT+E) at 16:47
  19. Turn Off All Other Solo Switches (CTRL+Click on Solo) at 17:32
  20. Reset Rotation and Scale at 17:54
  21. RAM Preview with Alternate Settings (Shift+0) at 18:31
  22. Live Text Templates for Premiere Pro at 19:36

Part 3 of 5

25 Useful Tricks in After Effects You May Not Know About – Part 3

  1. Edit Original
  2. Solo Properties
  3. Hide Properties
  4. Remember & Apply Interpretation
  5. Save Frame as Photoshop Layers
  6. Convert Photoshop Text to Editable Text
  7. Convert Shape Layer to Bezier Path
  8. Show All Properties
  9. Set & Number Comp Marker
  10. Remove Marker
  11. Adjusting Comp Duration When preComping
  12. Add New Layer
  13. Display Expressions Only
  14. Copy Expression Only
  15. Pick-whip To Different Comp
  16. Reversing Parent Value
  17. Delete Footage Without Warning
  18. Scroll Selected Layer To Top Of Timeline Panel
  19. Preserve Frame Rate
  20. Select and Deselect All Visible Keyframes
  21. Moving Content Into New Folder
  22. Re-size Application Window To Fit Screen
  23. Center Comp In The Panel
  24. Look At Selected Layers
  25. Parenting To New Layer

Part 4 of 5

26 Useful Tricks in After Effects You May Not Know About – Part 4

  1. CC Composite
  2. Sequence Layers
  3. Layer Reveal in Explorer/Finder
  4. Importing Files Into Timeline from Explorer/Finder
  5. Tool Creates Masks
  6. Mask Feather Tool
  7. Mask Opacity
  8. Toggle Masks and Shape Path Visibility
  9. Snapshots
  10. Animating Text Along A Path
  11. New Comp from Selection
  12. Trim Comp to Work Area
  13. Cycle Project Color Depth
  14. Crop Comp to Region of Interest
  15. CC Vignette
  16. Detail Preserving Upscale
  17. Pixel Motion Blur
  18. Show Overlays and Layer Controls in Ram Preview
  19. Increase or Decrease Transformation of Selected Layers
  20. Add or Remove Keyframe at Current Time.
  21. Altering Multiple Keyframes
  22. Show only Material Options Property Group
  23. Looping Animation
  24. Convert Audio to Keyframes
  25. Reducing Solids
  26. Save When Starting Render Queue

Part 5 of 5

17 Useful Tricks in After Effects You May Not Know About – Part 5

  1. New Project Template
  2. Freeze On Last Frame
  3. Time-stretching
  4. Auto Trace
  5. Alpha From Lightness (Unmult)
  6. Extending a Solid
  7. Mask Roundness
  8. Orient Along Path
  9. Spatial Interpolation
  10. Grow Bounds
  11. Auto-Open Panels
  12. Unlock Panel
  13. Text Template for Premiere Pro
  14. Date and Time Tokens
  15. Separate Dimensions
  16. Modify Property by 10x or 1/10 Default Increments
  17. Marker Duration

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