Shape Layer in After Effects

Shape Layers in After Effects

In this video tutorial, I will go over Shape Layers in After Effects. SHAPE LAYERS IN AFTER EFFECTS:

00:05 Vectors vs Raster

02:46 Shape Layer vs Solid Layer

06:36 Parametric vs Bezier Shape Path

11:02 How to Open Shape Path

11:31 Bezier vs RotoBezier

13:04 Fill & Stroke

17:21 Center Anchor Point in New Shape Layer

18:18 Advanced Masking

19:52 Convert Text & Vector Layers into Shape Layers

20:55 Move Paths Between Illustrator & After Effects

22:11 Working with Multiple Shapes

28:35 Shape Attributes

34:56 Convert Points to Nulls

37:49 smartREKT (

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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