When it comes to creating content, video is one of the formats that usually engages audiences the best. Enhancing them is the goal of After Effects, one of Adobe's programs for video editing and motion graphics design, which uses a set of tools that allows the user to animate objects and text in a project to deliver a clear and creative message.
If you’re wondering where can you find the settings and how can you add effects to your layers in After Effects, just keep reading.
There's a default Effects and Presets Panel that contains a list of options and transitions you can activate by dragging them onto your Timeline. To try some of them out:
Now that you have not only your footage on the Timeline but also the list of Effects and Presets in your workspace:
Note that every time you add an effect, the FX box next to your layer label is activated on your Timeline. To preview your composition with the effect keep the button checked; to play it without it, uncheck it.
If you try to repeat the process with other options in the list, you will find that generally, it works the same for all your layers.
Remember that this is the easiest (but not the only) way to start applying effects in Adobe After Effects. Get familiar with these options before moving on to the next level.