ADOBE AFTER EFFECT INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 2020

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1) What is the file extension for Adobe After Effects projects? 

The file extension for, Adobe After effects project is .aep. 

2) What is the function of key frames in After Effects? 

The function of the key frames is to set parameters for audio, motion, visual effects and many other properties for any image or object by changing them over time.  After effects is mostly used for animation purpose, and by setting key frames and after effects properties, they can move the image as if they are a video. 

3) What is CTI and what is the function of CTI? 

CTI stands for Current Time Indicator, and it controls the time line of the footage in the composition panel. With the help of CTI you can move the footage backward or forward. 

4) How can you reach the exact spot of the footage? 

To get into the exact spot of footage, in the control panel below the composition screen there is a tab showing time. On double clicking the tab, it will open a window where you can adjust the time and you can reach to the exact spot of the footage. 

5) What is the key that will help you to know, how much area will cut out from the footage? 

While you are on the composition panel, by pressing apostrophe (!) key will show you the area that will cut out from the footage. 

6) What is the function of scale? What are the control keys in the tool bar? 

It makes your picture or object, grow or shrink. Once the picture is selected, you will see a scale menu in the composition panel. Click on the tab infront of the “scale” bar known as stop watch, and the picture is ready to grow or shrink.  To control the size of the picture, on the right hand side of the “Scale bar” you will see a number, increasing and decreasing those, number you can grow and shrink the size of the picture. 

7) How you can delete the previous time frame from the time frame panel? 

The time frame will be indicated with a yellow dot, by clicking on that yellow button and then pressing the delete button, you can delete the previous time frame. 

8) How you can rotate your picture? 

In the composition panel, select rotation option by pressing ‘r’ on your keyboard. Now on the right hand side you will see numbers, which show how much degree you want to rotate the picture. You can rotate the picture by increasing and decreasing those numbers. 

9) What is the different axis you can rotate? 

There are three axis x, y and z that your picture can rotate and to select the axis, you have to click on the right side of one of the three boxes that resides right below the “Tool bar”. The “Tool bar” is between the “Source Name” bar and “Parent” bar in the composition panel. 

10) What is ‘ease in’ and ‘ease out’ in after effects? 

Slowing down the speed of your moving picture is known as ‘ease in’ while to bring it back to its original speed is known as ‘ease out’. 

11) What is graph editor? 

Graph editor can help you to change the rotation speed and the degree of rotation. It is in the corner of the composition panel on the right hand side. 

12) What is motion sketch? 

Motion sketch is a path you want your object and picture to drop or move.  For motion sketch, click on the window tab in menu bar and select Motion Sketch option from the window bar.  Now you can draw the path and make your image move accordingly. 

13) What is the function of split layer? 

In edit bar, if you select split option you can split your video clip into two sections or layer. So, when you want to do animation separately for each layer or each video clip you have separated, you can do it by using split layer option. 

14) What is the function of blending mode? 

When you press F4 , “Mode” option will appear in the composition panel. When you click on the mode option, it will come with a list of option like color, multiply, darker, hard light, overlay etc. By using this option you can not only change the appearance of image but also can blend or overlap two images on each other and make it appear as single image. 

15) What is a mask in after effects and what is the short key to select the image? 

The mask is the technique by which you can select the specific area within the image or picture you want to modify while leaving the rest of the image steady, the short key to select image in mask is Ctrl+T. 

16) What Is The File Extension For Adobe After Effects Projects? 

The file extension for, Adobe After effects project is .aep. 

 

17) What Is The Function Of Key Frames In After Effects? 

The function of the key frames is to set parameters for audio, motion, visual effects and many other properties for any image or object by changing them over time.  After effects is mostly used for animation purpose, and by setting key frames and after effects properties, they can move the image as if they are a video. 

 

18What Is Cti And What Is The Function Of Cti? 

CTI stands for Current Time Indicator, and it controls the time line of the footage in the composition panel. With the help of CTI you can move the footage backward or forward. 

19) How Can You Reach The Exact Spot Of The Footage? 

 To get into the exact spot of footage, in the control panel below the composition screen there is a tab showing time. On double clicking the tab, it will open a window where you can adjust the time and you can reach to the exact spot of the footage. 

 

20) What Is The Key That Will Help You To Know, How Much Area Will Cut Out From The Footage? 

While you are on the composition panel, by pressing apostrophe (!) key will show you the area that will cut out from the footage. 

 

21) What Is The Function Of Scale? What Are The Control Keys In The Tool Bar? 

It makes your picture or object, grow or shrink. Once the picture is selected, you will see a scale menu in the composition panel. Click on the tab infront of the “scale” bar known as stop watch, and the picture is ready to grow or shrink.  To control the size of the picture, on the right hand side of the “Scale bar” you will see a number, increasing and decreasing those, number you can grow and shrink the size of the picture. 

 

22)  How You Can Delete The Previous Time Frame From The Time Frame Panel? 

The time frame will be indicated with a yellow dot, by clicking on that yellow button and then pressing the delete button, you can delete the previous time frame. 

 

23) What Is The Different Axis You Can Rotate? 

There are three axis x, y and z that your picture can rotate and to select the axis, you have to click on the right side of one of the three boxes that resides right below the “Tool bar”. The “Tool bar” is between the “Source Name” bar and “Parent” bar in the composition panel. 

 

24) What Is ‘ease In’ And ‘ease Out’ In After Effects? 

Slowing down the speed of your moving picture is known as ‘ease in’ while to bring it back to its original speed is known as ‘ease out’. 

 

25)  What Is Graph Editor? 

Graph editor can help you to change the rotation speed and the degree of rotation. It is in the corner of the composition panel on the right hand side. 

 

26)What Is Motion Sketch? 

Motion sketch is a path you want your object and picture to drop or move.  For motion sketch, click on the window tab in menu bar and select Motion Sketch option from the window bar.  Now you can draw the path and make your image move accordingly. 

 

27) What Is The Function Of Split Layer? 

In edit bar, if you select split option you can split your video clip into two sections or layer. So, when you want to do animation separately for each layer or each video clip you have separated, you can do it by using split layer option. 

 

28)What Is The Function Of Blending Mode? 

When you press F4 , “Mode” option will appear in the composition panel. When you click on the mode option, it will come with a list of option like color, multiply, darker, hard light, overlay etc. By using this option you can not only change the appearance of image but also can blend or overlap two images on each other and make it appear as single image. 

 

29)What Is A Mask In After Effects And What Is The Short Key To Select The Image? 

The mask is the technique by which you can select the specific area within the image or picture you want to modify while leaving the rest of the image steady, the short key to select image in mask is Ctrl+T.  

 

30)What Is A Gradient In Adobe Photoshop? 

Gradients are a great way to introduce eye-catching and flashy graphics in your pages. 

 

31). What Are The Photoshop’s Work Areas? 

The Photoshop’s work area includes Application Bar, Option Bar, Panel Dock and Tools panel 

 

32). In Adobe Photoshop How You Can Print The Grid? 

First of all you have to place the non-printing grid in a manner you want the print, and then take a screen shot.  Now, you have to open a new file and paste your screen shot image on it. Once done, you can crop the background of the Photoshop window except the image with the grid. The image is ready for print. 

 

33) What Is Resizing Images And What Are The Parameters To Change The Size Of The Picture? 

To suit a particular purpose of the application resizing of the images is done. 

The parameters to change the size of image are: 

  • Type of image or picture 
  • Size of pixels 
  • Background resolution 

 

34) In Photoshop, What Is A Smart Object? 

In Photoshop CS2 and above, it has a special layer known as Smart Object Layer.  Smart objects give freedom to work with multiple copies of a single object. All the multiple copies will be updated simultaneously when single object is updated. Also, changes in the adjustment of layers and layer styles of a single object can be done without affecting the multiple copies. Without any loss in pixel, pixel based objects can be changed several times. 

 

35)How Do You Organize Layers In Photoshop? 

A layers shows a picture or image. To organize layers in Photoshop, place various images in separate layers. Lock the unused layers and unlock the layers which are in use. When two or more layers need to be changed, unlock the layers. 

 

36)How You Can Unlock The Background In Photoshop? 

To unlock the background image, first click on the picture or image and then select MODE option.  After that, select the option GRAY SCALE and revert to LAYER. When you double click on the surface, the surface will be unlocked. 

 

37) How Do You Select An Exact Color To Match? 

To sample the color as foreground color, we use the eye-dropper tool.   Select the foreground color square, use the paint bucket tool or brush tool for covering the area. You can also use Clone Stamp Tool.  Now use the key Alt+ and click where you want the color from and hold down the mouse button to cover up the area. 

 

38) What Is The Difference Between Psb (photoshop Big) And Psd (photoshop Document)? 

They both are file formats to store digital images.  There is very less difference between PSB and PSD, what they differ is how they are stored and used.  PSD is a default extension for Photoshop files and it can support the file size of 30,000 by 30,000 pixels. While for creating big documents or large image .psb file format is used, and it can save an image size upto 300,000 by 300,000 pixels. 

 

39). What Is Healing Tool? 

Healing tool is used in Photoshop to hide the unwanted spots or pictures that appeared in your original picture and makes picture look like real without any changes.  The tool use complicated algorithm to calculate what would be the area of your picture based on the surrounding pixels. 

 

40)Can You Use Bamboo Tablet In Photoshop? 

Yes, you can use bamboo tablet in Photoshop.  After installing the bamboo tablet software, open the software. Once done, the next step is to configure the four hotkeys of Bamboo tablet with the help of the software available in tablet. Create a new document and open the Photoshop, you can now have Photoshop with a bamboo tablet. 

 

41)How Can You Reduce Noise In An Image? 

Reduce noise option is helpful to reduce the color and luminance effect in the image. To reduce the noise in an image, you have to go in a menu bar, select a filter menu, and in that you will see an option for NOISE. Again, clicking on it, it will show other option including reducing noise. 

 

42) How To Create An Artistic Border? 

To create an artistic border, you must select an image. After that, add a layer mask in a layer pallet then select filter-> brush strokes-> sprayed strokes. 

 

43)What Is A Gaussian Blur? 

Gaussian blur is a tool that blurs the edges of the image to make it more real and adaptive to the surrounding. Often it is believed that Gaussian blur can only blurs the image, but if it is used cleverly it will not blurs the image but enhance the appearance. 

 

44)What Are Swatches Palettes? 

Photoshop provides two palettes for selecting color, a) Swatch Palettes  b) Color Palettes.  Some specific colors can be used without remembering the numeric color values. Also, colors can be extracted from an available image. Default swatches and custom swatches are also an additional option for the users. 

 

45)What Are Lasso Tools And Name Them? 

With lasso tools precise area of an image can be selected, just by tracing the selection outlines the areas are selected. 

  • Simple Lasso Tool 
  • Polygonal Lasso Tool 
  • Magnetic Lasso Tool 

 

46)With The Help Of Spin Software How You Can Make 3d Sphere? 

To make 3D sphere, select blur from filter menu and click on radial blur.  Select spin option in the blur method section, you can increase or decrease the amount of spin by dragging the slider. 

 

47)How To Create A Transparent Background In Photoshop? 

To create a transparent image you need to follows three steps: 

  • First go to ‘Select’ option and select the background, and then click on ‘Inverse’. This will select your main picture. 
  • Open a new file, select option ‘ Transparent’ under content, and you will have a file with transparent background. 
  • Copy your main picture and paste it to new file you created. 

 

48)What Is Clone Tool? 

Clone tool uses the current brush to repair the problem areas in photos and pictures, by painting over them with pixel data from other areas. 

 

49 )How You Fix The Blurry Images In Photoshop? 

To fix the blurry images in Photoshop you can use sharpening tools. Sharpening the image will lose the pixels, make sure you are finished with everything else and saved the changes before you start sharpening the image. 

 

50)What Tool You Can Use To Combine Images? 

You can use Auto-blend layers command to combine images. Auto-blend layers uses layer masks as needed to mask-out over underexposed areas. 

 

 

 

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