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James Yauafter effects
by on Aug 22, 2011 at 7:54:27 pm

Im new using after effects, when i go to the drop down menu at the top i can not use any thing of the drop down menu any help on how to get them back ?
here's a screenshot to help... thanks

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Dave LaRondeRe: after effects
by on Aug 22, 2011 at 8:37:22 pm

Don't try to use AE just by fooling around with it! You'll just get frustrated and waste time.
Begin at the beginning, and here's a good place to do it:

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Darby EdelenRe: after effects
by on Aug 22, 2011 at 9:04:26 pm

I recommend following Dave's advice and looking for basic workflow methods, and develop your vocabulary/understanding of the application that way.

I can tell you what the problem is in your specific example though. Layers exist inside of Compositions, you have not created a composition in your project, so you can't create or edit any layers because there is no composition to create or edit them in yet.

Darby Edelen

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