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Kevin Han
Changing Default Layer Style Settings?
on Jan 22, 2020 at 6:20:33 am

Hi,

I was wondering if it's possible to change the default layer style settings for say, the Drop Shadow. For example, let's say I want to change the Opacity from the original of 75% to 100% every time. Is this possible to do?

Thanks!


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John Williams
Re: Changing Default Layer Style Settings?
on Jan 22, 2020 at 9:54:18 am

Hi there. If you've been using After Effects for a while you may be aware that 'everything is possible'! Just not always in the way you might think:

To customise the Layer Styles is the same as customising the Effects. Once you've applied it and adjusted the setting to how you wish them to be (ie 100% opacity, different colour...) then select the Layer Style on the layer and go to Menu: Animation / Save Animation Preset.
This will save the changes into the Presets folder and then you can always find it in the Effects and Presets menu.

Hope that helps;)

John Williams

Soho Editors


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Kevin Han
Re: Changing Default Layer Style Settings?
on Jan 22, 2020 at 1:21:29 pm

Oh wow, that’s very interesting to hear. I’ve been using AE for about a year now but did not know that lol. Would it be possible then to bind that preset into a keyboard shortcut? 😉 that would be awesome as it’s one step closer to automation~

Thanks for your help!


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John Williams
Re: Changing Default Layer Style Settings?
on Jan 23, 2020 at 10:22:15 am

Then i'd recommend the FX Console to you for faster access to effects.

https://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2018/05/fx-console-updated-to-v1-0-3/

All the best;)

John Williams

Soho Editors


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Kevin Han
Re: Changing Default Layer Style Settings?
on Jan 23, 2020 at 5:54:50 pm

Thanks so much!


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