🛡️ Exploring the Interface of Adobe After Effects. Part 2
Courtesy of @millionframes
🔍 Let’s breakdown the interface into different sets of panels and see each of the panel’s role.
1️⃣ Project Panel
2️⃣ Composition Panel
3️⃣ Timeline Panel
4️⃣ Tools Panel
5️⃣ Effects Control Panel
6️⃣ Character & Paragraph Panel
7️⃣ Effects & Presets Panel
This is how After Effect’s Interface looks like in it’s default form.
Let’s break down each panel.
To import and organize assets.
To Create, arrange, and composite layers in a composition
To add keyframes and animate layer properties
Similar to any other design tools like pen tool, text tool, rotation tool, etc.
Effects Control Panel
This is where you control the value of properties of added effects.
Character & Paragraph Panel
To create typography and change font styles
Effects & Presets Panel
To search & add effects like blur or color fill to the layers
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Flowkit — allows designers to create frighteningly fast user flows within Sketch and Figma.
Crello — the simplest online image editor. A simple but powerful tool to create awesome designs for any social media format — posts, covers, graphics, and posters using the best software on the web. It’s easy! A lot of animated designs.
Funnelytics — an incredible tool that helps you build the best marketing funnel mapping.
Webflow — all-in-one web design tool that allows users to design, build, and launch responsive websites visually.