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Adobe After Effects CS6

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One of the Most Powerful Programs That Adobe Has Created

By Christine Diaz

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014

After Effects is a user friendly software tool. This software is one of the expensive video editing programs available on the market. For all video editors that have been mastering the basic platforms of video editing and they want to take a step forward to pro video editing, well I can say that this program is good for them. I think, once they get used to its interface, using this software will become easier.

Moreover, this After Effects CS6 is available at approximately 250 dollars. Very expensive right? If you want the whole production, including the Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Premiere CS6 and many more, I think you will pay 1,600 for that. The price may seem very pricey, but it pays for itself by the time all is said and done. All in all, I like this program. Adobe offers everything a video editor needs to make a professional video production.


  • Massive 64 bit performance gains
  • Roto Brush tool is very cool


  • Not much new except 64 bit
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By Martin Maguna

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015


This is a software that is very closely related to the adobe Photoshop software and it is basically used for editing images and also photographs. This is like furthering what you been able to do in the other versions of adobe Photoshop cs5 or also adobe Photoshop version cs6 and that is why it is being called after effects and here you can be able to apply filters to the images that you have been able to create and also you can be able to edit them and make them to your desired choice. You can also be able to import the files that you had made in the previous versions of the adobe Photoshop software and I mean this is great because you do not get to lose any information from your previous works.


The following are the features for this software

You can import files from other versions of adobe because it has been integrated from it

Be able to edit and also apply filters and also edit your images


It is good because it imports your previous files from adobe


  • It is very easy to use
  • You can import files from other adobe versions


  • the interface is a bit outdated
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Amazing software with infinite possibilities for power PCs and creative brains!

By Elizabeth Tweetee

On Monday, February 2, 2015

After Effects is a renowned professional’s tool for implementing cinematic effects on to videos. It surpasses all other video editors out there, by providing enhanced usability and flawless three dimensional plane recognition feature. I tried this CS6 software and here are my views.


• Working style is almost similar to other Adobe CS products. One with comprehensive knowledge on Photoshop can master it in short time.

• User interface is highly intuitive for one with basic Adobe software knowledge.

• Tons of editing options for the sake of professionals

• A number of transitions come built-in, for creating animations and intro videos

• True power of layers can be found in After Effects


• The software is a bit resource hungry... You’ll need a powerful machine to avoid lag

• Not at all newbie friendly


After effects is a boon to professionals in video editing field, including film industry. Anyone with basic graphics designing background can create breath-taking visuals with the software. It surpasses rivals in all aspects including usability and performance. If you have a powerful PC and creative brain, go for it!


  • One with photoshop mastery can learn it easily
  • Tons of editing options to tweak your creativity
  • Great transition options available built-in


  • Software is very resource hungry
  • It is not at all newbie friendly
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • I'm a Visual Arts student atGuadalajara University in Mexico and I need to use Adobe After Effects, in my own PC, to do my homework because s

  • im a student working with adobe after effect for the school, to create new effects and new things in my mind, hope i can download it pleaseee

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  • to learn more about visual effects and be more professional and take the next step in my art and digital work because it's really very important

  • I would like to use the adobe after effects for self practice, learning the graphics designs of different types to improve my career as a computer student

What similar programs have you used?
  • I didn't download any other programs on this site, but I think after effects cs6 would be great to use. But why are you asking me to write such a long text here

  • just i use CyberLink PowerDirector 15 i did not use before Adobe after effects but i like it when i see it in the you tube and other program

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  • i use adobe photoshop for editing my photo to look beter and more buteiful and l want abode after effects to be duper man and fly as abirb aT sky

  • aftereffects which we use templete pirticular projects that has huge innovative ideas lightroom is a editing app which can make our pic moody

What do you like most about this program?
  • video editing options are great thank you for the wonderful product, make it free for life and dont charge license fees make it advertising based

  • I can create Music Visualizations and edit photos that are hard to look at along with videos that could use some professional/ameteur editing

  • i like to use this program in movie making especially short song video and also i have a business do where am creating welding videos no more

  • I think this is a great application, it can help me with my assignment and work. Aside from that, I also want to learn about new editing technique

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Adobe After Effects CS6 is the latest version of this classic software focused on animations and effects for videos. This version has significantly improved the motion graphics and cinematic effects. There have been huge enhancements made, such as the opportunity to keep one open project loaded on the cache whilst you are working on a second project.

The integration with other programs from the Adobe Suite has been improved, not only for Adobe Premiere, also for Illustrator. Now, you will have a dedicated command for creating shapes on vector layers. But the greatest improvement of this version is the new Ray-traced 3D rendering engine. This new engine will allow you to make designs in 3D easily and quickly. It also offers several new effects to apply such as a refraction index, transparency or reflection.

How to use this software

Once you download and launch Adobe After Effects CS6, you will see a window asking you whether you want to create a new project or open an existing file. For example, due to the integration with other programs the Adobe Suite, you will be able to edit and apply filters and templates to Photoshop images. You can deactivate this window and go directly back to the interface the next time you run it.

The interface is divided into different parts. On the left part of the screen you will find the project window. There, you will view your imported files and creations. In order to organize them, you can create as many folders as you want. The timeline is located at the bottom of the screen, and it displays your composition contents, duration, properties, etc. The preview window is in the center of the interface and will allow you to see how your project looks. Finally, on the right side of the screen, moving from the upper part to the lower one, you will find the tool panels you can configure at your will, the playback controls and the ‘Effects & Presets’ palette with a wide range of templates, filters and effects to apply to your composition.

Adobe After Effects CS6 Features

The unique features of Adobe After Effects CS6 are the following:

  • With 3D Camera Tracker you will be able to monitor elements and control their shadows, reflections, etc.
  • The ‘Global Performance Cache’ saves your previews and keeps you from waiting for frame updates
  • You can remove and repair rolling shutter artefacts without affecting stabilization with ‘Rolling Shutter Repair’
  • Adobe After Effects CS6 integrates Adobe Illustrator to allow you to convert vector graphics and shape layers
  • Around 90 new or enhanced built-in effects and templates, such as the 32-bit CycoreFX HD suite
  • Possibility of extruding ray-traced texts and shapes
  • Mask feather width can be varied
  • GPU acceleration has been improved regarding previews and final-quality rendering
  • Enhanced integration with mocha AE
  • Possibility of importing other application's projects like Final Cut Pro thanks to ‘Pro Import After Effects’ tool

To explore more functionalities and options of this software before you download it, feel free to visit the developer’s site .

System Requirements

Below you can find the minimum system requirements for the free download and setup of this program:

  • Operating System: Windows XP (32bit) or later
  • Processor: Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ or Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz
  • RAM: 2GB of memory
  • Hard Disk Space: 10 GB of free space
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 256MB / Radeon X1950 XTX or higher compatible with DirectX 9

You can find more information about the tech specs here .