There are multiple ways to create compositions: the fastest being the Ctrl+N shortcut. The most advanced ones enables you to directly specify where to save the compo or which file to use as a first layer.
The most straightforward way to create a new compo is to use Ctrl+N.
Depending on whether or not you have a current project, this will:
- Create a standalone compo called Untitled Compo. Standalone compo works on its own and does not require the definition of a project. Another way to create a standalone compo is to use menu File > New Standalone Compo
- Or, if you have a project currently opened, add a new compo to this project. Another way to create a new compo in the current project is to use menu Project > New Compo
- Name Choose here the name to give to your new composition (only for compos in the project)
- Resolution This is the resolution in pixels of your composition
- Create Camera Check this to have a default camera created
Note that camera can easily be created at anytime, and resolution updated, so don't worry if you don't know what to put there for the moment.
Another way to create compositions is to right click on the target folder and select New Standalone Compo:
Such a compo will be saved in the folder and opened immediately.
A useful shortcut to create a compo given one image is to right click on this image and select New compo from file. This can be performed on image files, video files, .psd files and .fbx files.