Sometimes the greatest breakthroughs begin as mistakes. These hard-earned tips just might change the way you use After Effects forever.
After Effects is a rich, yet approachable, application, and it’s not uncommon for even veteran users to learn something new each time they fire up the software. Over the course of my career in After Effects, some of the best lessons I’ve learned were the result of screwing up, misunderstanding, and/or simply being a bit ignorant. It’s my sincere hope that you don’t make the same mistakes.
With that hope in mind, here are a few After Effects lessons I’ve learned the hard way.