Adobe After Effects CC 2023: How To Change Highlight Color

Description:
This tutorial will show you how to change the Default UI Highlight Color in Adobe After Effects CC 2023 from the Default Blue Color to any color you want. The Highlight color is the stroke color you see when you click on any panels and the color used when selecting Tools or the interface text color.

Default After Effects UI Highlight Color:
Hex Code #2D8CEB (Blue)

Keyboard Shortcuts:
Open Console Panel:
Cmd + F12 (Mac)
Ctrl + F12 (Win)

Chapters:
00:00  Intro: About This Tutorial
00:18  What is the UI Highlight Color?
00:30  How To View Current Highlight Color
00:54  Open The Console Panel (Cmd/Ctrl + F12)
01:14  Debug Database View (Console Panel)
01:55  How To ‘Enable Theme Colorizing’
02:23  Change Highlight Color (AE Settings)
02:54  How To Remove ‘Change Color’ button
03:12  Troubleshooting: Restart After Effects
03:28  Reset Highlight Color to Default Blue

Software Used:
Adobe After Effects CC 2023 (Click To Try or Buy)

  1. How To View The Current Highlight Color in Adobe After Effects CC 2023:

    1. Click on ‘After Effects’ in the top Menu
    2. Click on ’Settings’
    3. Click on ‘Appearance’
    4. Go to ‘Highlight Color’
    5. Look for ‘Sample’
    6. The color of the text and stroke is the current highlight color

    How To Change Highlight Color in Adobe After Effects CC 2023:

    1. Open the Console Panel (Cmd/Ctrl + F12)
    2. Click on Hamburger Menu
    3. Select Debug  Database View
    4. Search for ‘Color’
    5. Look for Enable_Theme_Colorizing
    6. Tick the box to change from ‘False’ to True
    7. Close the ‘Console Panel
    8. Click on ‘After Effects’ in the top Menu
    9. Click on ’Settings’
    10. Click on ‘Appearance’
    11. Go to ‘Highlight Color’
    12. Look for the new ‘Change Color’ button
    13. Click on the ‘Change Color’ button to open Color Picker
    14. Select a new color or enter in Hex Code
    15. Click ‘OK’ to change the Highlight Color

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