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Exploring the Interface of Adobe After Effects. Part 2


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part 2 exploring the interface

🛡️ 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 look like in it's default form.

This is how After Effect’s Interface looks like in it’s default form.

Let's break down each panel.  Project Panel  To import and organize assets.

Let’s break down each panel.

Project Panel

To import and organize assets.

Composition Panel  To Create, arrange, and composite layers in a composition

Composition Panel

To Create, arrange, and composite layers in a composition

Timeline Panel  To add keyframes and animate layer properties

Timeline Panel

To add keyframes and animate layer properties

Tools Panel  Similar to any other design tools like pen tool, text tool, rotation tool etc.

Tools Panel

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.

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

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

Effects & Presets Panel

To search & add effects like blur or color fill to the layers

Bonus — 4 tools that may be useful in your designer way:

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.

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