How To Crop In Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is a robust video editing software that enables you to insert and manipulate visual effects in your footage. This blog post provides step-by-step instructions for cropping your videos in Adobe After Effects.

Step 1: Open Adobe After Effects

Start by launching Adobe After Effects. If you haven’t already, import your video footage into the project panel.

Step 2: Create a New Composition

Next, create a new composition by going to Composition > New Composition.

Step 3: Add Your Video to the Composition

Drag and drop your video into the newly created composition.

Step 4: Use the Region of Interest Tool

Now, go to the toolbar and select the Region of Interest tool. It looks like a dashed square. Draw a box around the area of the video you want to keep. This box defines your new crop area.

Step 5: Crop Your Video

With the region of interest defined, it’s now time to crop the video. Go to the top menu, select Composition > Crop Comp to Region of Interest.

  # After selecting 'Region of Interest' tool, draw a box on the video
  # Go to Composition > Crop Comp to Region of Interest

Your video is now cropped to the selected region of interest!

Step 6: Render your video

Finally, you need to render your video to save your changes. Click on File > Export > Add to Render Queue. Set your output settings and click on the Render button.

  # Go to File > Export > Add to Render Queue
  # Set output settings
  # Click 'Render'


And that’s it! Cropping videos in Adobe After Effects is simple if you know the right steps. This feature is incredibly useful for cutting out unwanted content, or for focusing on a particular part of your video. Happy video editing!