Creative Dojo offers some insights into the new drop-down menu controls along with text expressions.

Creative Dojo’s VinhSon Nguyen offers an overview of working with a couple of the new features in Adobe After Effects 2020. One is the new drop-down menu controls that allow users to create drop-down lists that will let you change options in templates.

The tutorial covers how to link up and use the drop-down menu controls within a project template. “Using intuitive menus will make it much easier to streamline the workflow and make it easier for editors and collaborators to modify the project using Essentials Graphics,” Nguyen says.

The tutorial shows the changing, mainly the color of individual elements. Still, you can use the same idea to modify other properties, like text size, layout placement, opacity, effects, etc.