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Layer Properties in Adobe After Effects

Learn guitar chords for FREE through our new game Chord Master: http://bit.ly/ChordMasterYT Once you've imported footage into your After Effects project, click and drag on a file and drop it into a new Composition.? In the panel at the bottom of your project, click on the small arrow to the left of your source file. This will reveal any Layer Properties that have been applied to this file. For instance, in this example an Anchor Point has been adjusted, the Position is documented, the Scale is 100%, the Rotation is 0° and Opacity is 100%.? You can adjust these properties, such as the Anchor Point, by clicking and dragging horizontally over the Anchor Point's property numbers (960.0, 600.0) in the bottom panel. This applies to the Position as well.? *Note: adjusting the Anchor Point will cause it to move across your image, whereas adjusting the Position will cause the entire image to move. You can manually transform your image in your Composition by clicking and dragging on any one of the points surrounding it. If you press and hold Shift while clicking and dragging, the transformations you make will occur to scale.? *Keep in mind that your Anchor Point will remain wherever you place it in your Composition, and any transformation you make will occur around that Anchor Point. In short, you can make any adjustments to your Anchor Point, Position, Scale, Rotation and Opacity all in the Layer Properties that are shown in the bottom panel. Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/courses/adobe-after-effects/layers-and-controls/layer-properties/
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