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Change Layer Name in After Effects — EVF Tutorial

This tutorial explains how to change the name of a layer in Adobe After Effects and what the difference is between Source Name and Layer Name and how to toggle between the two.

Music used in this video, “Camino” by Matt Wigton, was purchased and licensed through my friends at Soundstripe (affiliate link). For 10% off a subscription use the code EVF at checkout.

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– Josh

Increment and Save in After Effects — EVF Tutorial

This tutorial explains how Increment and Save works in Adobe After Effects. It’s a simple method for backing up your projects as you work without having to quit out of AE.

Keyboard shortcut:
Mac – Cmd+Opt+Shift+S
PC – Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S

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After Effects Keyboard Shortcuts: Show and Hide Properties — EVF Tutorial

This tutorial covers different keyboard shortcuts in Adobe After Effects for showing or hiding layer properties. You’ll learn the transform shortcuts, how to show and hide keyframed properties, how to show and hide any altered property and more.

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EVF Tutorial – How to Create a Grid in After Effects

This tutorial will teach you how to create a grid in After Effects. You’ll learn how to change the color of the grid, how to change the size of the grid and how to animate the grid.

You can download the After Effects project I used in the tutorial below:

Click here to download the After Effects Grid Tutorial Project

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EVF Tutorial – Make Clip Black and White in Adobe After Effects

This week’s tutorial is on how to change a clip to black and white and how to keyframe a clip from color to black and white in Adobe After Effects.

Question of the Week #1: What effects do you combine with black and white clips?

Question of the Week #2: This question is just for those who watch my tutorials on the website and not on YouTube! What genre do you want to edit in that you never have before? My answer is in the comments!

EVF Tutorial – Creating Freeze Frames in Adobe After Effects

Hey there! It’s Friday so that means a new tutorial. This tutorial is on how to create Freeze Frames in Adobe After Effects.

What’d you think? Super simple, right?

Did you watch last week’s tutorial on Quick Transitions in Avid Media Composer yet?

Let me know what you thought of this tutorial and what tutorials you’d like to see in the future. Cheers!

EVF Tutorial – Blurry Text Transition in Adobe After Effects

Hey there! It’s Friday so that means a new tutorial. This tutorial is on how to create a blurry text transition in Adobe After Effects.

I have some really excited news for next week. I alluded to it in my post on Wednesday. Hope you’re ready! Make sure you subscribe to get email updates so you don’t miss it.

Did you find this tutorial helpful? If so, pass it along to a fellow editor who could benefit from it.

EVF Tutorial – Creating Masks in Adobe After Effects

This tutorial is an overview of creating and manipulating masks in Adobe After Effects. We’ll go through how to create them using the shape tools and the pen tool and how to manipulate them.

Let me know what you think!

I come out with a new post production-related tutorial every Friday. Subscribe to the channel and to receive email updates to the website to make sure you’re the first to see them! Let me know if there is something you’d like me to go more in depth on from this tutorial and if there are any tutorials you’d like to see.

EVF Tutorial: Creating Guides in After Effects

This tutorial is on how to create guides in Adobe After Effects. I’ll show you how to create them, move them around, snap elements to them, show/hide them and remove them.

Before you watch it I want to give you fair warning! I recorded it sitting in my car while waiting in an enormous line to get my car inspected but I think it turned out pretty good. Enjoy and let me know what you think!

Remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel or at the bottom of this page (or both!) to be first to hear about new tutorials for After Effects, Avid Media Composer, Photoshop and more. I come out with one just about every Friday. I try to keep them pretty short — about 1:30-3:00 generally. Is there anything you’d like to see next week?

EVF After Effects Tutorial: Convert Text to Paragraph or Point

Hey there! This tutorial is on how to convert paragraph text to point text or vice versa in Adobe After Effects. Let me know what you think, if you found this helpful and other tutorials you’d like to see in the future.

I’m going to be making a ton more tutorials for After Effects, Avid Media Composer, Photoshop, etc. I appreciate any input you have to make these tutorials better. If there’s anything you want me to show you let me know below in the comments section. Remember to subscribe at the bottom of this page to get notified when there’s a new post here on Edit Video Faster.