I'm new to After Effects therefore I started a tutorial recently in order to learn how to use it properly. However, there is something what doesn't make any sense to me.
As a Photoshop user I always use the shift key to make a perfect circle or rectangle if it comes to shapes or selection. As I experienced during the tutorial this feature also available in AE.
Unfortunately this option doesn't work anymore for some reason. What it does it's basically changes the orientation of the actual shape instead of making it a perfect circle or rectangle. Please take a look on the images attached for a better understanding what I'm trying to say. The first image showing my selection without using the shift key, on the second one you can see what the shift key does to the selection. The weirdest thing is that it actually worked before and I don't remember anything I've done which could cause this problem.
Please help me to solve this issue!
The mask you've drawn in the lower frame, whilst holding the Shift key, IS a square. Your composition is 720x576 PAL anamorphic, but you don't have Pixel Aspect Ratio previewing enabled, so everything is squished horizontally. Turn on PAR preview to correct, ie the yellow-highlighted button as indicated below.
Thanks, by the way, for posting screen grabs. It makes it so much easier to diagnose the problem.
Thank You for your quick response!
Yes, it solved it! As I've said I'm new to AE and there is a lot to learn!
Have a nice day!