Animate a Layered Photoshop File

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Add Motion and Opacity effects

  1. Click the substrate logo layer (video track 2, the second from the bottom), and then choose Window > Effect Controls to display the Motion and Opacity effects for the layer.
  2. In the Effect Controls panel, click the triangle next to the Motion effect to display its controls. Click the Show/Hide Timeline View icon to display the Effect Controls timeline.
  3. Drag the current-time indicator to 00;00;02;00, and then click the stopwatch icons next to the Position and Scale properties. A keyframe for each property is added to the timeline at the two-second mark

Edit layers in Photoshop

  1. Select the top layer (video track 4, labeled “check out the new cd…”) and then choose Edit > Edit In Adobe Photoshop. The layer opens in Photoshop.
  2. In Photoshop, double-click the type layer in the Layers palette. From the Font menu, choose Times New Roman. Click the Color selection box in the options bar, and then set the color values to R=240, G=220, B=100 to create a soft yellow. Click OK.
  3. Save the file in Photoshop, and then switch back to Adobe Premiere Pro. Note that the font and color have changed there, too.
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