How To Resize Image In Adobe After Effects

Changing the size of images in Adobe After Effects can seem daunting initially, but by following the correct steps, it can be a straightforward task. Whether you are creating a video, animation, or visual effects, having the ability to modify the image size can greatly improve your project. Here is a detailed tutorial on resizing images in Adobe After Effects.

Step 1: Import the Image

First, you need to import the image into your project. To do this, go to the ‘File’ option at the top of the software interface, then ‘Import’, and ‘File…’. Select the image you want to resize, and click ‘Open’.

Step 2: Add the Image to Your Composition

Once you have imported the image, you can add it to your composition. If you haven’t yet created a composition, you can do so by clicking on ‘Composition’ in the top menu and then ‘New Composition’.

After you’ve created your composition, you can simply drag and drop the image from the ‘Project’ panel into the ‘Composition’ panel.

Step 3: Resize the Image

Now, it’s time to resize the image. First, click on the image in the Composition Panel to make it active. Once the image is active, you will see a bounding box around it. This box indicates the current size of the image.

To resize the image, you need to use the ‘Scale’ property in the ‘Transform’ section. Here’s how:

1. Select the image layer in the Timeline Panel.
2. Press the 'S' key on your keyboard. This will bring up the 'Scale' property.
3. Click on the numbers next to 'Scale'. This will allow you to manually input the scale percentage you want.
4. Press 'Enter' on your keyboard when you're done.

Step 4: Preview Your Result

Once you’ve resized your image, you can preview your result. Simply press the spacebar on your keyboard. If you’re not happy with the result, you can always go back and adjust the ‘Scale’ property again.

Resizing images in Adobe After Effects is a fundamental skill that you’ll use again and again. With these steps, you can easily adjust the size of your images to fit your project needs.