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Adobe After Effects CS6

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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  • the interface is a bit outdated
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By Dann Kamau

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Adobe After Effects CS6

Broadcasters, film makers, video makers, lovers of films and videos etc have a lot to benefit from this latest update of the Adobe After Effects suite. It provides you with upto date professional tools for creating special video and film effects plus making complex video and film editing. The area of motion graphics and blockbusters visual and sound effects goes one step ahead. It has all the features of previous update CS5, but in it huge enhancements have been made such as:

• Ability to keep one project loaded on the cache as you work on a second one

• Integration factor with other Adobe programs like Premiere, Illustrator, Photoshop has been improved greatly

• The new Ray Traced 3D rendering engine allowing you to make images in 3D easily

• Several new effects to apply such as refraction, index, transparency, reflection etc.

The interface has been improved greatly with each of the main functions sitting on different parts of the screen such as the Project window, Timeline, Preview and Tool Panes. Once you apply the magic of this utility you will end up with very high end products in terms of graphics, visual and sound effects.


  • Ability to keep one project on the cache as you work on another
  • An easy to use and clear interface


  • Large installer and slow installation
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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?
  • Personal usage. Just to get a view in this software for testing so that I can decide wether or not it is worth purchasing it at a later moment.

  • the main purpose of downloading this program is for helping me in my daily work of making the videos, some annimatted text and using it in movies presentation

  • This software is very great, and this could help me in finishing my school projects. Hope I can download it totally free and not a trial. Tnx!

  • For making An audio react visualizer so that why a will be able to make some great videos of trap music in YouTube , so i wish you will let me do it

  • to practice my skills on animating , i might learn some new stuff by downloading this and starts to animate simple images , so basically for education

What similar programs have you used?
  • songs,movies,epics which is important in everyones life for entertainment and knowledge and also for some historical effects thats why i want to use this

  • i am first time user of Adobe software so I want to learn what Adobe can offer in terms of graphics and animation that will support my daily work

  • iusesiminlar programadobphotoshop since two to three yet now i want to learn adobe after effect it is very useful software for every one.than

  • adobe photoshop and then aurora animation maker then some other else i was used in my computer i need for the adobe after effect software now

  • 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.

What do you like most about this program?
  • Hi Mekashnie Please forward us full name and address together with contact details for the collection in Meyerton. In the meantime we will try and obtain a booking as space is very tight on all airlines

  • videos are very smooth and nicely exported. It is good for kinetic typography also which is my school project. Its easy to use. only the transitions are a bit hard to get exact

  • it is a good software used to make best trailers for symposium activities by EEE department with the help of Association and team members. thank you

  • motion Graphics designing and whole staff in the program is amazing i'ld like to become a proffitional designer as soon as i can . i love it

  • it is one of the best creative bit of software out there and can be used on many different promos and moives with brillian results which are really high level effects


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 .