3 Replies Latest reply on May 26, 2012 2:11 PM by lovehhi

    Can't Transfer Effects into New Custom Bin


      I know this is basic and , believe me, I've researched for solutions and have found nothing...so this has to be a basic question. I read how you can drag your favorite or most used effects into a new custom bin. However, when I try to do that, I get the little "no way" circle over my hand. What is the trick to this? I have a project open, but I don't have a clip up...well, I've tried both ways. Help!

        • 1. Re: Can't Transfer Effects into New Custom Bin
          Jim_Simon Level 8

          You don't drag stock effects around.  You create custom presets by right clicking on an effect in the Effects Control Panel (which means the effect has to be on a clip).  Those you can move around.

          • 2. Re: Can't Transfer Effects into New Custom Bin
            Ann Bens Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            I have a custom bin for my most used effects.

            I also have a custom bin for presets.

            You should be able to drag an effect into a custom bin.


            custom bins.png

            • 3. Re: Can't Transfer Effects into New Custom Bin
              lovehhi Level 1

              Thank you!


              This was Adobe's explanation...which didn't say anything about making a "custom effect". It just sayd to drag effect to custom bin.


              Create bins of favorite effects

              1. In the Effects panel, click the New Custom Bin button , or choose New Custom Bin from the Effects panel menu. A new Custom bin appears in the Effects panel. You can rename it.
              2. Drag effects to the Custom bin. A copy of the effect is listed in the Custom bin. You can create additional Custom bins, which are numbered.
              3. To rename the custom bin, click the existing name to select the folder, click it again to select the name field, and type the new name.


              But for some reason, It descided to work after you both deemed it so...lol! Thank you!