Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, Vol. 1: The by Trish Meyer

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Footage courty Getty Images/Criminals. ț Return to the Selection tool (shortcut = V). If you didn’t like the shape you drew, double-click the edge of the mask to bring up Free Transform Points; now you can drag any of the sides to reshape the rectangle, or move it by dragging inside the box. Press Return when done. ț Press M to reveal Mask 1>Mask Shape in the Timeline window, and turn on the stopwatch for the Mask Shape property. This sets a keyframe for the position of the mask at 00:00. ț Press End to jump to 06:29, Option+click (Alt+click) on one of the yellow mask points to make sure all points are selected, and drag one of the mask points to move the entire mask shape down and left so that it focuses on the handcuffs again.

At 01:00, with the title layer selected, double-click the Random Fade Up preset to apply it to your text layer and RAM Preview. After Effects 101 // 1 ț The Random Fade Up preset types on the title in a random order, but it takes too long to resolve. Press U to show animated properties, or twirl down the Text layer>Animator 1>Range Selector 1 to reveal the keyframes applied to the Start parameter. Move the second keyframe for Start to 01:20 to speed up the animation and RAM Preview. Step 30: After applying the Random Fade Up preset (right), move the time marker to 01:20 (above) then press Shift as you drag to snap the second Start keyframe to the current time.

For the Cityscapes layer, select Alpha Matte (or Luma Matte) from the Track Matte popup. The movie will now be visible only where the white solid is, and the solid’s Video switch will turn off. ) Steps 26–27: A white solid layer will be used as an alpha matte for a second clip. Step 27: The Alpha Matte popup applied to a clip from Artbeats/Cityscapes. ț You want to reposition the Cityscapes movie inside the matte so you can see more of the freeway. Do this by dragging it in the Comp window (add the Shift key to move only on the horizontal axis).

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