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Adobe After Effects CS6

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By Dann Kamau

On Monday, June 15, 2015

Adobe After Effects CC

This sophisticated version of Adobe After Effects series retains what was best in terms of features and tools in the previous versions. At the same time it comes with some improved features and tools such as the Mask Tracker, Warp Stabilizer and the new feature CINEMA 4D Lite with which the user can compose CINEMA 4D files within After Effects. With all these improvements the software becomes quite handy to carry out special modifications to your already created videos. With this software you can do video editing, create motion graphics and adjust the visual and sound effects. It will allow you to animate, edit and compose your video images, be it in 2D or 3D space using its many different built in tools and third party plug-ins.

Although the interface of this version looks obit complicated, the options are clearly defined such that you will not find difficulties locating the desired option for required function. The three mostly used options are the project panel, composition panel and the timeline panel. What makes this version effective is its integration with other Adobe programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Encore and Flash making it easy to import and manipulate many image formats, filters and adjustments.


  • Enables you to make videos look and sound more professional
  • Its workflow in layers based


  • It is an expensive program
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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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A Well Enhanced Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Creation Tool

By Daren Garius

On Friday, June 20, 2014

In my opinion, Adobe After Effects CS6 is a significant release that has something for every After Effect user. This version has an impressive list of new features and performance enhancement. If you are new to this software, you will notice that the basics of AE CS6 are quite easy to understand. Its interface is quite a combination of Photoshop and Premiere.

I like the major update to Global Performance Cache, it can now store on a scratch disk each layer’s render files, so changes are applied quickly, and playback will be instant. You can also set how much storage will consume for the Global Performance Cache in your preferences.

After Effects CS6 is a vital tool for anyone who wants to do motion graphics, especially for filmmakers who are integrating any graphic management in their work. Though, the price could be expensive but I am positive it will be a good run for your money.


  • No longer need to re-render cached items
  • It has a list of new features


  • Needs additional 3D shapes library
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • me and my frnds are making short movie, so we us adobe aftereffects cs6 to edit aur video, and i am learning the editing so i think this program is best to use

  • my teacher asked me to study after effects on internet and im trying to download this program for university studies for a trial version is no problem

  • create a logo for our company.and animated some more words style. and will do some re arrangement of my website folders and data s name photos

  • academic purposes a student in the university of Botswana.The programme is goin to be used to creating motion graphic ,aminations videos for school project

  • I just want to learn how to make video on after effect that the reason why i am downloading this software. i don't have any other purpose to download it.

What similar programs have you used?
  • window movie maker and some other convertors ,please this is awkward and insalenly stupid to write as much content in order to download this

  • The similar to adobe after effects cs6 programs that i used using in th editing of the video or picture is the cyberlink powerdirector ultim

  • i used photoshop cc 2017 its good program and its helped me to createand edit amazing images in my computer.i thing this software also going to help me.

  • Sony Vegas Pro 13 i was use but this program i think adobe after effects cs6 is better and i love you so much guys you are the best team ever

  • I have used a program called Kinemaster but its a phone for editing even if i could use it on a computer i wouldnt be as good as the others tbh

What do you like most about this program?
  • background changer is excellent ,super ,good effects and as your own requirement options with great things to add real look background this app was awsome

  • adobe after effects cs6 is the most like about this program which i can use in my project every time i need to edit something and need to pass

  • Adobe After Effects CS6 CS6 is have many things what basic in editing for video no needed. newbie can make amazing video with this software.

  • effects and presets cromma shoot keying puppet tool, composite by layers camera tracking color correction transactions media decoders renders

  • It is very useful, creative, unique, easy functions, giving a extraordinary editing pictures and movies including sounds, wonderful to use and enjoyable.


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 .