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Color of SOLID layer

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Feb 01, 2015 Feb 01, 2015

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Can we change color of our SOLID LAYER after made them?
Without any FX tools?

I made a black solid layer but then I want to change color of it. How to do that? There is no any properities of that layer or something like that. Even when I click 2x on it I can't see option to change selected color.

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Adobe Employee , Jul 29, 2020 Jul 29, 2020
Hey there, we made a visual guide for this process! It's the last 15 seconds of this video.

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Feb 01, 2015 Feb 01, 2015

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Select the solid layer.

Press Ctrl/Command-Shift-Y, or select Layer/Solid Settings.

Change the colour.

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Feb 02, 2015 Feb 02, 2015

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Thank you so much!

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Jul 09, 2020 Jul 09, 2020

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Thank you. This helps!

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Apr 22, 2016 Apr 22, 2016

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Should this not be something we can modify in the timeline? Is there any disadvantage to having it work that way?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 25, 2016 Apr 25, 2016

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If you have a shape layer in the timeline you can mess with its fill color in the timeline all you want. Seriously, with no layer selected, double-click on the rectangular shape layer button, and it'll make you a shape layer the size of your comp. You can apply effects to it and everything just like you would a solid.

A solid layer is treated as footage. Thus, it doesn't really have modifiable properties in the timeline.

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Hey there, we made a visual guide for this process! It's the last 15 seconds of this video.

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Mar 21, 2021 Mar 21, 2021

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Im sorry, I love CC apps, though I started using after effects and its definitely clunkier than the other apps. How about a feature changing the solid color with a good old double click like in every other app? why do u have to scroll through a menu to do this? why doesnt it shows up in the effect controls panel? Seriously....

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