Version 2.0 for Adobe After Effects CS6 and Up
Don’t stay home without them.
EDC, as in “everyday carry” — the stuff you don’t leave the house without. Whenever I install a new version of After Effects, these are the handy little timesaving presets that I drop in first.
These are not all fancy effects. Most are mini-utilities that I reach for constantly. Shortcuts to common settings, better defaults for often-used effects, or better interfaces for my favorite expressions.
I update this set from time to time, and you’ll receive a fresh download link every time I do. It’s like subscribing to my personal After Effects toolbox.
38 presets and growing.
Here are just a few:
Force a layer to snap to integer pixels. Toggle switches let you constrain Position or Anchor Point values, or both.
Set the R, G and B gain using a standard Color Picker control. A very basic color corrector.
Better default settings for the Grid effect, allowing you to easily set the spacing with a single Width slider.
Shift Channels and Linear Color Key combined to keep the selected color rather than knock it out.
Creates a white-to-black radial ramp from the center of the layer to the upper left corner.
Creates a ramp of hues in X.
Blacks out the G and B channels, leaving only R.
Best thumbnail ever.
Moves the alpha channel to RGB, and sets alpha to full-on.
Replaces the R, G and B channels with the contents of the R channel.
Replaces the R, G and B channels with the Luminance of RGB.
Uses the Luminance of RGB for the alpha channel.
Converts log images to linear light using standard Kodak Cineon settings.
Converts sRGB images to linear light.
Converts from linear light to Cineon Log, then emulates a Kodak 2383 film print for sRGB preview.
See the complete set, along with installation and usage instructions here.
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Got an idea for EDC? Tell me about it!