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Masking Shortcuts in After Effects

There is a big difference between masks and shape layers, each providing their own unique attributes to your projects. Shape Layers have adjustable values and masks don’t have any that are visible. However, when making a mask there are keyboard shortcuts to use to adjust variable attributes of your masks.

Linking Source Text for Layered Text

Working with layered type can be tricky sometimes, especially if you want to create more custom and interesting looks. By linking up the source text attribute, you can control layered text with one master text layer. Check out the video to learn more and to also see some of the pitfalls when working with this set up to avoid them in your project.

Assigning an Extension to a Program

Do you get tired of files not opening in a specific program? Check this out to set up a target program to open not only a specific file, but also how to change all things with an extension to open with an assigned program. In this case we look at .OBJ files and how to get them to open into C4D instead of the default Photoshop (in this case).