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After Effects Skill Test: Are You (actually) Good?

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Adobe After Effects Tutorials

Adobe After Effects, Skill test, Tips and Tricks

Test your After Effects Skill Level with 15 tips from beginner to professional in this Adobe After Effects tutorial. Are you good enough?

Working in After Effects

If you are a video editor or filmmaker, then chances are you use Adobe After Effects to create your videos. After Effects is a powerful software that allows you to manipulate footage, create graphics and animations, and more. Whether you are using AE for the first time, or if you have years of experience, there is always something new to learn!

Below are two bonus tips that I have picked up over the years that have helped me become a better AE user. Some of these tips are general tips, while others are more specific. Hopefully they can help you too!

bonus Tips

There’s a function in After Effects that lets you pre-render things automatically. But with bigger projects, that can cause problems. Like caching mistakes or strange glitches. I’ve started purging my cache lately. It removes all the pre-rendered stuff, so I use a keyboard shortcut to do it. Because shortcuts are the best.

There are two motion blur effects you can use in After Effects. The Force Motion Blur and Pixel Motion Blur. But what are they? If you want to add motion blur to a moving object in your animation, Force Motion Blur is the best choice. It creates motion blur based on the movement of the layers in your composition.

Purge in After Effects
Purge setting location

While the Pixel Motion Blur effect creates motion blur based on the movement of the pixels in your animation. It is best used when you want to add motion blur to a fast-moving object or when you want to add a more natural look to your animation.


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