Do you like making videos? If so, then getting to know and mastering various video editing software is mandatory. Without mastering this skill, it’s difficult to be creative in creating an interesting video.
Adobe After Effects is one of the most commonly used video editing software to enhance your videos.
Besides being easy to use, this Adobe software also has around 50 kinds of standard effects that can be used to change and animate objects, so that the visual effect in your video looks more real.
Adobe After Effects is the first choice for motion graphics and animation in the video world. This product is everywhere among those who work with video and has even made its way to Hollywood films like Iron Man 3.
Like many Adobe products, After Effects is able to produce almost any effect if you are know-how. The problem is that the program has a fairly steep learning curve.
After Effects has many effects and presets to influence your video, but it’s hard to cut through the jargon and learn the difference between “Linear Color Key” and “Spill Suppressor” when you just started.
Following are the important parts in this video creator software:
The Menu Bar is a gathering place for menus to access features in the AE software. The menus consist of File, Edit, Composite, Layer, Effect, Animation, and so on.
To facilitate you in editing videos, this software also features a Tool Bar. Located in the upper left corner, the Tool Bar contains various features, such as Zoom, Text, Shapes, Clone and other features. So, don’t worry, your video results will not be maximal.
As a video creator and editing software, After Effect also provides frame contents for compositions that can be chosen by you. Here, you can see in full-frame previously made.
Library and Effect View
As the name suggests, this library is where the source files are and also contains the appearance of the effects that will appear in the video.
All imports such as Composition, Video, Audio, Graphics, etc. can be accessed in the Library library and Effect View.
This palette collection is very large. Although it is very large, not all features are used. Usually, only a few features are used such as Time to set the duration of the video, Audio to add sound in the video, Effect to add animation and so on.
Detail Effect and Layer
In the Pallete detail effect and layer, you can explore navigation in changing videos.
In addition, in this Pallete, you can also give a touch of play to the Layer mode, Blend Mode, or Masking which functions to combine 2 or more images into one whole animated display.
A timeline is a place that displays the time duration and length of the video and the display of various layers. A keyframe can also be called a frame head because it has a dot, and if a keyframe is deleted, the frame is also lost.
If you want to use frame by frame animation, then you need to enter a keyframe in each timeline number.