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See this link for how to import a PS doc into AE:
Once imported, you should have a composition with layers. Double-click the comp in the Project window to open it in the timeline.
Twirl open the properties of the layers in the timeline.
You can keyframe the opacity of these layers to make them fade in/fade out over time.
After you have the opacity animated to your liking, nest the comp in a new comp (drag it from the Project window onto the "create new comp" button). Open the new comp in the timeline. You will now see one layer in the new comp. Twirl open the layer properties and keyframe the scale and position of the layer to achieve the zooming and panning.
Thanks very much for your help, I have the PS file in After Effects and have it open - I've found the time bars that I've dragged so that the layers appear one by one - I'm afraid I'm a complete beginner and don't know if i have 'twirl'ed open the properties, or how alter the opacity so that they fade in....
This is my screen shot of how my layers palette looks at the moment:
- I've just dragged the bars on the right to regular intervals - I don't know if there's a quicker way of doing this? (As I have hundreds of layers)
Perhaps you could give me a few pointers on how to 'keyframe' things as I don't really know what this is!
This page will answer your question about sequencing your layers and even gives you an automatic way to change the opacity.
Since you are unfamiliar with the very basics of the program, I would recommend that you start here first before you do much else. It's a (free!) set of resources that will give you a good overview of the basics of the program. AE is not a program you can just come to and fiddle with it. You have to understand the basics first.
" AE is not a program you can just come to and fiddle with it. You have to understand the basics first."
+1 to that.
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