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Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional Classroom in a Book for Windows and Mac OS by Adobe Creative Team

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Chapter 6. Animating Layers

Animating Layers

Animation is all about making changes over time—changes to an object or image’s position, opacity, scale, and other properties. This lesson provides more practice animating the layers of a Photoshop file, including dynamically remapping time.

Lesson overview

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Animate a layered Photoshop file.

  • Duplicate an animation using the pick whip.

  • Work with imported Photoshop layer styles.

  • Apply a track matte to control the visibility of layers.

  • Animate a layer using the Corner Pin effect.

  • Apply the Lens Flare effect to a solid layer.

  • Use time remapping and the Layer panel to dynamically ...

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