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Adobe by Mark Christiansen

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Chapter 2. The Timeline

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The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.

—Mark Twain

The Timeline panel is something like After Effects’ killer application within the overall app. More than any other feature, the Timeline panel extends the unique versatility of After Effects to a wide range of work, and differentiates it from less flexible node-based compositing applications. With the Timeline panel at the center of the compositing process, you can time elements and animations precisely while maintaining control of their appearance.

The Timeline panel is also a user-friendly part of the application ...

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