Animating your Photos with After Effects

When working in After Effects, there are five key components to animating a layer. These properties are very easy to quickly access through keyboard shortcuts.

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  • Press A to Twirl down the Anchor Point.
    • Press P to Twirl down the Position.
    • Press R to Twirl down the Rotation.
    • Press S to Twirl down the Scale.
    • Press T to Twirl down the Opacity.

You can also use following modifier keys to speed up your work.

  • Hold down the Shift key to display additional properties after selecting the first item.
    • Hold down the Option (Alt) key to display a property and add a keyframe at the Current Time Indicator.

To learn more, see
this course on Photo Techniques with Photoshop and After Effects

Maximizing your Web Video and Podcast Audience with Hypersyndication table of contents:

  • Introduction
  • 1. Organize Your Photos with Adobe Bridge
  • 2. Understanding Resolution
  • 3. Working in the Right Color Space
  • 4. Removing Damage
  • 5. Content-Aware Repairs
  • 6. Controlling Focus
  • 7. Removing Distractions
  • 8. Toning Images
  • 9. Documentary Motion Control with After Effects
  • 10. Exporting Animation
  • Conclusion

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