COMPLETE Adobe After Effects Color Change Guide (2022)

Here are 5 ways on how you can change or adjust the colors of various layers such as solds, videos and images inside of Adobe After Effects.

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Change Color Of A Video In After Effects

Adjusting the colors of your footage and solids is an important skill to have. There are many different methods you can use to alter the color of a video or image inside of Adobe After Effects. Here are a few.

Change Color Of A PNG Or MP4 In After Effects


Drag and drop the 'fill' effect onto a certain layer to replace any color.

Hue Shift

The 'Hue/Saturation' effect let's you adjust the position of each color on the primary color spectrum.


Add a slight color shift to to your footage to color correct it easier.

Change To Color

The 'change to color' effect let's you separate a specific color from your footage, then replace it with whatever color you like.

Lumetri Color

You can adjust the color controls under the Lumetri Color effect to achieve a more desirable look.

After Effects How To Change Solid Color

To change the color of a solid layer After Effects, simply select the solid layer, then go to 'layer' located at the top toolbar. Select the 'solid settings' option to adjust the color to anything you like.

Change After Effects Background Color

Changing the background color of After Effects templates is easy to do. some fun ways you can do this is by adding a gradient or colored glow effect to your layer. you can also replace the background or add a semi-transparent overlay over a custom image or video.