4. Working with Shape Layers

Lesson overview

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Create custom shapes.

  • Customize a shape’s fill and stroke.

  • Use path operations to transform shapes.

  • Animate shapes.

  • Taper strokes in shapes.

  • Snap layers into alignment.

  • Use the Create Nulls From Paths panel.

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This lesson will take about an hour to complete. If you haven’t already done so, download the project files for this lesson from adobepress.com/AfterEffectsCIB2023, following the instructions in the Getting Started section under “Accessing the lesson files and Web Edition.”


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