Adobe After Effects CC 2023: How To Use Non-Rendering Guide Layers
This tutorial will show you how to use non-rendering Guide Layers in Adobe After Effects CC 2023 which can be helpful for mockups and layouts.
What is a Guide Layer:
A non-rendering layer or Pre-Comp in After Effects that will not be rendered when exporting a Composition/Project in After Effects. Any layer can be made a Guide Layer (indicated by a colored grid # next to layer name) and there is no limit to how many guide layers are created in the Layers Panel.
00:00 Intro: About This Tutorial
00:12 What is a Guide Layer?
00:39 How To Make A Guide Layer
01:00 Storyboard Guide Example
01:33 Preview Mockup Animation
02:09 Render Settings in Render Queue
02:40 Outro: Guide Layers FTW
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How To Create Guide Layers in After Effects:
- Select and Layer (Text, Shapes, Images, Videos, Pre-Comps)
- Select ‘Guide Layer’ in the contextual menu
- Look for the colored # next to layer name indicating a Grid Layer.
- Right-Click and uncheck ‘Guide Layer’ to make a Grid Layer a layer that can be rendered.
- Guide Layers will be ignored when exporting using Render Queue or Media Encoder.
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