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Easy After Effects Layer Duplication: A Quick Tip Tutorial

There are lots of reasons for duplicating layers in After Effects. Perhaps you want lớn experiment with some new manipulations, without losing your original. Maybe you want lớn create a matte to define the transparent area of the original layer. Or, you might want lớn produce a 'shadow' by filling in the duplicate layer black & adding some blur.

Whatever your intention, this universal utility is essential for working in After Effects.


In our latest Quick Tip Tutorial, we show you how khổng lồ perform the critical function of duplicating layers in After Effects — one layer or multiple layers at a time, và manually or using a keyboard shortcut.

How to Duplicate a Layer in After Effects: Quick Tip Tutorial Video


How lớn Duplicate a Layer in After Effects: Explained


To duplicate a layer from the After Effects menu:

1. Select the layer you want to duplicate in your composition

2. Click the Edit menu at the đứng top to reveal its dropdown menu


3. Click Duplicate


In the timeline, you'll notice that your new layer is directly above the layer you chose to lớn duplicate.

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Conveniently, After Effects automatically sequences layers by number. So, if your original layer was named "Planet 1," your duplicate layer would be labeled "Planet 2." This is especially helpful when duplicating multiple layers, filling up your composition panel.


Using the Edit thực đơn every time you want khổng lồ duplicate a layer can get very old very quick, especially if you need to lớn create multiple duplicates.

Luckily, lượt thích most tasks in After Effects, there is a keyboard shortcut for duplicating layers in After Effects:

CMD + D (Mac) CTRL + D (Windows)

To quickly duplicate multiple layers using the keyboard shortcut, hold down CMD và continually tap D for reach new duplicate layer you want to lớn create.


To duplicate multiple layers in After Effects, you can use either the Edit thực đơn or keyboard shortcut, the only difference being that you need to lớn first select the multiple layers in your composition you want lớn duplicate.

This can be achieved using a standard lasso select, or by manually selecting multiple layers.

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Download the không tính tiền project files

If you want khổng lồ use the same planets and starry background lớn practice duplicating layers, download the project files from this tutorial video.