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  • FX Console - Allows to quickly put effects onto layers

Shortcuts that you should know

Command

Shortcut

Quit

Cmd + Q

Close composition

Cmd + W

New project

Cmd+Alt+N

New Folder

⌥+⇧+⌘+N

New Composition

Cmd+N

New Adjustment Layer

Cmd + Alt + Y

New solid

Cmd+Y

New Null Layer

Cmd + Alt +Shift + Y

Show animated properties

U

Show modified properties

UU

Show Expressions

EE

Replace Footage

Cmd + Option + H

Adjust Kerning

Option (Alt) + Left/ Right Arrow keys

Adjust Tracking

Option (Alt) + Up/Down Arrow keys

Trim comp to in & out

Cmd+Shift +X

Trim layer inPoint to CTI

cmd+ [

Trim layer inPoint to CTI

cmd+ }

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FAQs

Save animation presets with shape layer, transform, effects ,and expressions

Just select the categories and save the preset

How to save Render Settings(ars) and Output Modules (aom)

If you want to save a render-settings template for use on another system

  • Cick the Save All button in the Render Settings Templates dialog box before you close it

  • or, reopen the dialog box later by choosing Edit > Templates > Render Settings).

  • Save the file in an appropriate location on your hard disk, such as in the After Effects application folder.

  • All the currently loaded render settings are saved in a file with the .ars extension.

  • Then, copy this file to the disk of the other system. When you start After Effects on that system, choose Edit > Templates > Render Settings, click the Load button, and select the new .ars file to load the settings you saved.

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