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In the context of After Effects, “skew” refers to the distortion or slanting of an object. The skew tool is a transformational effect that can be applied to a layer, allowing users to easily adjust the horizontal and vertical skew angles. This can be useful for creating specific design effects, adjusting perspective in 2D animations, or repositioning graphic elements onscreen.
Skew can be accessed in After Effects by selecting the layer, clicking on the “Transform” option, and selecting “Skew” from the dropdown menu. By manipulating the vertical and horizontal values, an object can be distorted or slanted along an axis.
Features of Skew
- Horizontal and Vertical Skew: After applying the Skew effect to a layer, you can easily adjust the horizontal and vertical skew angles independently. This lets you distort the object in different directions, creating slanted or skewed effects.
- Transform Properties: The Skew effect is part of the Transform properties in After Effects. Along with skew, you can also adjust other properties like position, scale, rotation, and opacity to create complex animations and visual effects.
- Easy Adjustments: Skew handles are displayed in the composition window, allowing you to interactively adjust the skew angles by dragging them. This makes it quick and intuitive to experiment with different distortion effects.
- Keyframe Animation: Like other properties in After Effects, you can animate the Skew effect over time using keyframes. This allows for dynamic transformations and more complex motion effects.
- Layer Independence: The Skew effect can be applied to individual layers, making it possible to independently skew multiple elements in a composition. This gives you precise control over the appearance and positioning of each layer.
- Combination with Other Effects: Skew can be combined with other effects in After Effects to achieve even more unique visual styles. For example, you can apply Skew along with blur or color effects to create a stylized and distorted look.
Skew System requirements
- Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7/8/10/11
- Processor: Pentium IV and above
- Free hard disk space: 200 MB or more
- After Effects 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020
Skew for After Effects Free Download
Skew v1.51 (After Effects WinMac)
- Plugin for Adobe
- Adobe CC 2020 Collection
- Adobe CC 2021 Collection
- Adobe CC 2022 Collection
- Adobe CC 2023 Collection
How to install Skew
- After Effects needs to be installed first
- Download the software and extract it with Winrar
- Copy the
- C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions
- Or: C:\Program Files\ Adobe\Common\Plug-inS\7.0\MediaCore
- Or: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects <Version>\Support Files\Plug-ins
- Or: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects <version>\Support
- ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions
- Or Mac : Applications/Adobe After Effects <version>/Scripts/ScriptUI Panels
- Or use ZXP Installer
- Or readme.txt