I am relatively new to After Effects. I am trying to apply two different effects to two different adjustment layers: the unsharp mask, and the black and white color correction effect. While I have no trouble applying most effects like auto contrast, vibrance etc., I am unable to apply these particular effects. They show up in the Effects & Presets panel, but the icon looks like a duplo building block with a "32" and "16" on it, respectively. I am using a 2013 Macbook Pro and the most recent updated version of After Effects CC. Any idea why I cannot apply these particular effects?
Screenshot? Ctrl+Shift+3 and upload the screenshot so we can see what you are talking about. What kind of footage in the layer? Version of CC down to the decimal point? Version of OSX down to the decimal point? I have no idea where your duple building block is showing up, menu or ECP? Both of these effects work just fine for me.
What, exactly, happens when you try apply these effects? How, exactly, are you trying to apply them?