Archive for October, 2013

Reset After Effects Preferences

Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 12.01.44 PMWhen behavior in After Effects does not seem as expected, you can reset After Effects preferences as a simple troubleshooting step. From After Effects Help:

To restore default preference settings:

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Windows) or Command+Option+Shift (Mac OS) while the application is starting.
  • A dialog box launches asking you if you want to delete your preferences file. Click OK.
  • To also restore default keyboard shortcuts, Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS) the OK button.

Some personal notes:

  • After you delete preferences, new preferences are automatically rebuilt for After Effects.
  • Note: since you have deleted the preferences file, you may have to reset some of your preferences.
  • For terminology’s sake, resetting preferences, deleting preferences, trashing preferences, or simply, “trashing your prefs,” all mean the same thing.

Resetting After Effects prefernces  has gotten me out of many jams. Try it if After Effects is misbehaving.

More details on Preferences.

Downloading CS6 applications from Creative Cloud

Selecting version on CC WebsiteI’ve been getting requests from customers that are looking to download CS6 applications.

Follow these instructions to get previous versions of Adobe Creative Suite software:

If you are looking to download CS6 applications or trials for CS6, you can download the applications here: