Category: Quick Tips

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Quick Tip: AE and Illustrator

After Effects shape layers and paths are basically a vector objects that you can scale endlessly without loosing quality. Everyone knows that After Effects can import vector files, but here are some tips on how to translate vector objects and paths from Illustrator to After Effects shape layers. These three tips will give you much greater control over your vector objects inside After Effects.

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Set your scene proportions

Following up on the Small details make Big difference post – here is another one talking about your scene proportions. Whenever you are looking at something there is a complex calculations going on in the back of your mind that calculate the approximate sizes based on how each item relates to other items in scene. Your brain uses this information to calculate approximate distance to the car that approaches when you’re planing to cross the street. Your brain does this to give you an idea of how big something is. If a previously unknown object is isolated and you have nothing to compare it to – you can’t know it’s size. The same is true with proportion of your animation scene.

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Small details make Big difference

Ever wonder why one video look high resolution and other seams big, bulky and low-rez even when in fact they are the same size? Keep reading to find out why is that and how you can make yours look better.

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Things you have to know when working with audio inside After Effects

Have you ever wandered why there are missing audio in your final rendered? Maybe you forgot to add audio in the first place? But most likely that’s not the case. If you’re using audio in After Effects here are some tips you need to know.

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Get Faster Renders in After Effects

One of the most confusing things in After Effects is to find and use the Render function instead of Export. Especially beginners often times mises it as File->Export seams more logic than Composition->Add To render Queue. But even if you’re familiar with render queue there are several tips that will speed up your render time. Tips Presented by one of the VideoHive Top author Felt_Tips

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Be more Efficient and Save Time with After Effects

Some quicktips from Adobe TV that will help you to get maximum After Effects performance from your system, teach you how to quickly navigate through nested comps inside AE and how to move between different Adobe Apps using Dynamic Link as well as Editing After Effects document without even opening After Effects. Some of the greatest tips handpicked for you from the huge Adobe TV library.

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Prepare your AE Project File upon delivery

Five Quick Tips from Video Hive Author and Reviewer Placdarms on how to prepare project file for delivery to client, colleague or any other third-party. Originally it was meant for marketplace authors, but used techniques apply to anyone.

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Six Excellent After Effects QuickTips

After Effects Professional and one of the VideoHive top author Felt-Tips gives useful advices on using After Effects in 6 short videos called Quicktips. Quicktips are intended to be short and sweet insider workflow tips, cunning workarounds and cheeky little gems that other tutorials miss. They are intended to be digestible in your coffee break and usable straightaway.

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How to use AE for Free Legally

Adobe’s software is one of the rear that offers demo versions with full functionality. Usually there are some limitations like disabled save or export functions, audio or visual watermarks overlaid and so on, but not with Adobe. Only limitation in Adobe After Effects demo is absence of Cycore (CC) plugins and time limit – your software will be usable for 30days only. But, hey, now there is a way to extend this 30day period. And here is how.