Is there a way to adjust effects for multiple layers with the same effect? I have a glow effect on 11 layers, and I want to make them all the same value with key frames. However, when I select all of the layers, it will only let me adjust the intensity one layer at a time.
An Adjustment Layer will allow you to place an effect on one layer, and that effect will be applied to all layers below it. Here's the help page on it -
You can also precompose the layers and then apply the effect to the resulting composition. Here's the help page on that topic -
There are some great free tutorials on CreativeCow.com to help you get to be a power user of After Effects. Adjustment Layers and Precomposing are some of the basic tools that will really give you a lot of power in your projects.
Another option is to use expressions to link to a single expression controller, or to the effect on a Master layer. Just activate expressions for the given parameter, then pickwhip it to the matching control on the Master layer, or to your Expression Controller.
I want to adjust the glow intesity which apart of the glow effect. An Adjustment wont isolate the glow intensity, becuase it effects everything. The master layer/expressions technique is a little beyond my skill set, the only expression I know is wiggle. Pre composing worked great! and was what I needed. Thanks for the replies.
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