Hi - using Premiere CS6. I imported a bmp, and dragged it into the timeline. The plan is to export it as a video file. I understand the concept behind adding kframes to do a fade-in from black, and I have no problem doing just that. But what I want to do is start to fade in the top portion of the image, and when it is about halfway there, start a fade of the bottom portion. So far, all I can do is a fade-in of the entire image. Can I do this, and if so, can someone either give me instructioms, or point me to a tutorial on how to do this?
a number of ways to do this depending on how you visualise it.
you could do it with a combined key frame linear wipe and keyframed opacity.
or a key framed garbage matte and key framed opacity...
Beware of OPACITY DROPPINGS when doing this. They will be an issue (curse) you will have to watch out for.
Use Pixelan SpiceMaster for those kind of wipes. SpiceMASTER Video Transitions & Effects | Pixelan Software
I do this fairly often, and create my Image (or manipulate it) in Photoshop. I create Layers and use Layer Masks to restrict areas of Layers. One can then Save_As a PSD, retaining the Layers. In PrPro, one Imports the Layered PSD as a Sequence. Then, in the Project Panel, those individual Masked Layers can be dragged to various Tracks in the Sequence, where one is editing. They can be moved about, to produce timing effects (they do not have line up, one directly above the other), and then can have various Effects applied, and those can be Keyframed to work over time.
When one has done it once, it becomes quite easy - far easier, than to type out the instructions.
Also, Photoshop has one neat feature, that I use for this sort of animation - Layer Comps, that allow me to incorporate changes in the Layers, for later use in PrPro.
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