After Effects Tip: Delete All Effects from Selected Layers

In this post, you will learn two different methods of how to delete all effects from selected layers in Adobe After Effects. Let’s dive right in!

Alright, so here we are in Adobe After Effects and for this example, I have a lot of
Ukramedia logos in my composition.

After Effects Composition

As you might notice, all of my logos have different colors. They all have different colors because I applied the hue and saturation effect on every single layer.

Select all layers in Adobe After Effects

Now I want to delete the hue and saturation effect from all of my layers. Let me show you a few options.

Delete All Effects from Selected Layers

First, let’s select all of the layers in the timeline.Select all layers in Adobe After Effects

Next, let’s get rid of every single effect from every layer selected. One way to do it is by using the keyboard shortcut E to reveal all effects in your timeline.

Reveal Effects keyboard shortcut in Adobe After Effects

Then highlight all the layers or select all of them and hit delete on your keyboard. Pressing delete will get rid of all the effects.

Delete effects in Adobe After Effects

That’s one way to do it, but there’s a much quicker and more efficient way of deleting effects in After Effects. Let me show you!

Faster Way Deleting Effects

All you have to do is press CTRL+A on a PC or CMD+A on a Mac and select all your layers.

Select layers After Effects

You can also select your layers one by one and then apply the keyboard shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+E on a PC or CMD+SHIFT+E on a Mac. As you do that, it will get rid of every single effect from your selected layers on your timeline. That simple!

Select one by one in After Effects

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About the author:

Sergei Prokhnevskiy

Sergei Prokhnevskiy is a Charlotte, NC based motion graphics designer, an online tutor, an entrepreneur, and Adobe MAX Master Speaker. Sergei is known for his quick and practical After Effects tips and tricks on YouTube, where he generated well over 6 million views on his tutorials. He has authored an online video course on After Effects Expressions and developed scripts for After Effects. He is also a former senior motion graphics designer at Fox Sports where he worked on graphics for NFL, Super Bowl, MLB, World Series, College Football, NASCAR, Women’s World Cup, and NASCAR Race Hub. He is very passionate about learning and teaching others.


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