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Well you know now, how easy it is to add such transitions into a video by Dragging and Dropping. But what I want now is another effect. I want to have a video layer flying out of the canvas and it should rotate by flying out. And how can we do that? Let's just prepare a video layer for that. We take the layer one, you have to just click on it, hold down the Alt Key, or the Option Key on the Mac respectively, and drag this video up over the Video Group.
And by holding the Alt or Option Key, we just made a copy of this video. And if I open this layer now, you see we have the Video Group, and we have the layout copy. You see we have three different key frames we can animate, the Position, the Opacity or the Style. So, I don't just want to change the position, I want to have the video layer rotating. And to be able to do that, I have to convert this video layer into a Smart Object.
And it remains a video layer inside, so you can play it back or trim it or whatever, but you have much more possibilities. So, do a right-click on this layer and choose Convert to Smart Object. And now you see that the Position Key Frame has been changed to a Transformed Key Frame, and that means we can now transform this layer. So, I Click on this Stopwatch to set a key frame here, move the slider to the end of the clip, and now choose Free Transform.
You can do this by choosing Edit Free Transform or just hit this shortcut Cmd + T and now we are transforming the layer. So, just transform it as you like, I make it very small, and I rotate it 180 degrees and commit the transform. Now see what we've just done with two steps. This video rotates and gets smaller and fades into the cutting area, and now we see the video below it. So, if we want another transition, we can do this by animating the Opacity too. So, I click here, on the Stopwatch in front of Opacity, go to the end of the clip and drop down Opacity a little bit.
And now, let's see what the result is. The video fades in, the video layer rotates into the position and loses Opacity until it's invisible. Well, that was easy, wasn't it?
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