Background Animation Presets in After Effects

Effects & Preset Panel

If you are using standard workspace you can see effects & presets panel on right side. If you can’t see, you can enable this panel from windows option in the menu or just click CTRL + 5 on your keyboard. This panel is the most important panel of adobe after effects cc. Because all effects and presets we can apply from here. Here we discuss the backgrounds animation presets. If you click very first option of this panel you will find some options like

  • Backgrounds
  • Behaviors
  • Image – Creative
  • Image – Special Effects
  • Image – Utilities
  • Shapes
  • Sound Effects
  • Synthetics
  • Text
  • Transform
  • Transitions – Dissolves
  • Transitions – Movement
  • Transitions – Wipes


Let’s start here with backgrounds if you click backgrounds then you can see these options

  • Apparition
  • Blocks
  • Cinders
  • Circuit
  • Cosmic Power
  • Creepy
  • Curtain
  • Deep Tissue
  • Fog Lights
  • Germs
  • Green Crystals
  • Indigestion
  • Infection
  • Lighting Bend
  • Magma
  • Orb
  • Pixels
  • Racing Rectangles
  • Red Speed
  • River
  • Rose Light
  • Silk
  • Smoke Rising
  • Sweeping Curves

Now the question is how to apply these backgrounds animation presets in your composition. You can just drag and drop anyone after effects will automatically create one solid layer with effect. For instance, if you drag and drop very first option which is Apparition you can see one background effect. Now you can see after applying the preset an Effects Control panel will appear on the right side. Here you can change settings for this effect. For example, when you apply first preset now you can see these options in effects control panel.

  • Fractal Noise
  • Tritone
  • Dust & Scratches
  • Fast Blur

Then there are sub-options in these options. You can check below the video how you can apply and how you can change the preset settings.


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