In this series of tutorials, we will be getting familiar with effects and presets in After Effects. We will start by adding multiple effects to a solid to get an understanding of how stacking order can change the appearance of an effect. Once we're happy with how everything looks we will learn how to save our effects as a preset that we can use again in other projects. We will also take a look at how we can save presets for keyframes as well as shape layers, layer styles, layer properties and even expressions. And finally, we'll take a look at how we can browse the existing After Effects presets, alter them for our project and then save them as our own user preset. By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of how effects work and will be able to save time in your workflow by using presets to easily apply commonly used effects and properties to your projects. Software required: .
Alex is a motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Starting out his career in illustration and design gave Alex a firm foundation in the more traditional forms of art. As he refined his skills, he eventually was pulled into the world of motion animation, as well as product design. It was there that Alex was able to take his artistic skills to new heights and really develop himself as a well-rounded CG artist.