A very silly question for all of you pros, but I'm a newbie.
I have just faded in a text layer with masks, and now i want to have a another word appear. I don't want to fade it out by reducing opacity to 0...I just want it to disappear and then to have a little time in the background footage before I introduce the next word.
I know this is a basic question but your help is appreciated.
Trim the layer by dragging the end point or pressing alt/opt+]
But please, for your own sanity, go through these resources first: Getting started with After Effects It will help you a lot and help you avoid much frustration.
You can either edit the source text or could inch new word on a new text layer.
Where the layer ends is a "CUT"
Drag the layer Tail to the Cut Point.