How To Change Background In Adobe After Effects

The video post-production software Adobe After Effects is known for its capabilities and one such feature is the ability to alter the background of a video. In the forthcoming blog post, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to change the background using Adobe After Effects.


Before we start, make sure you have Adobe After Effects installed on your computer. If you don’t have it yet, you can download it from the official Adobe website.

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Import Your Video

First, you need to import the video you want to change the background of. Go to File > Import > File… and select your video.

Step 2: Create a New Composition

After importing the video, create a new composition by going to Composition > New Composition. You can also press the Ctrl+N shortcut.

Step 3: Drag and Drop Your Video

Drag and drop your video into the newly created composition.

Step 4: Select the Background Color

Go to Composition > Composition Settings. In the pop-up window, click on the Background Color box and choose your desired background color.

Step 5: Apply the Change

Click OK to apply the change. Your video’s background should now be the color you’ve chosen.

// Example of the process in code
Import your video;
Create a new composition;
Drag and drop your video into the new composition;
Go to Composition > Composition Settings;
Click on the Background Color box;
Choose your new background color;
Click OK;


Changing the background in Adobe After Effects is as simple as that. With just a few clicks, you can drastically transform the look and feel of your video. Remember, the key to creating great videos is experimentation. Don’t be afraid to try different background colors and see what works best for your project.