After Effects Extra Credit

Extra guides and tips for heavy After Effects usage.


Some generally helpful preferences you can set in Edit > Preferences.


You can't dual wield your mouse, so use your other hand for something useful. Like pressing keys that correspond to actions only achievable through multiple mouse clicks.


Plugins I like, use and recommend, in no particular order.

Layer Styles

This page is here mostly to tell you that layer styles exist. They work exactly like they do in Photoshop.

Motion Tracking in AE

Basics of motion tracking in After Effects, with a lip-syncing example.

12th Aug 2023