Many Photoshop users who just switched to After Effects complain about lack of blending options, especially the lack of stroke effect. Of course there is a Stroke effects in After Effects, but it works in different way than they’re used to.
To help all you Photoshopers out there I’ve prepared few presets, than will enable you to work in After Effects the same way you work in Photoshop.
Just go ahead and download the preset. After downloading make sure to unpack it to your After Effects preset directory, that by default is: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects 7.0\Support Files\Presets.These presets include:
- Stroke effect
- Drop shadow (with Spread parameter)
- Gradient overlay
I wanted to put there Bevel and Emboss effect also, but there’s no need to make a preset for that, because all you have to do is to apply Alpha Bevel on a layer and you’ll get the same effect you’d get in Photoshop.