Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating with video layers, part of Motion Graphics Loops: 1 Photoshop Techniques.
- [Voiceover] We're gonna start coloring in our bouncy ball…that just desperately longs to be a square,…but instead of creating another dozen or so new layers…for each and every frame of this animation,…we'll use video layers,…which will allow us to draw and animate multiple frames…on a single layer.…This will save us headaches caused by constantly scrolling…up and down the timeline.…First, let's create a video group…from all our bouncy ball layers…and take a look at how that video group works.…I'll go ahead and twirl open the bouncy ball folder…and I'm just going to adjust the timeline a little bit…so I can see more of it.…
I'm gonna go ahead and click Ball 18, scroll down,…hold down the Shift button, and select Ball 01.…If I come over here to this little dropdown…next to the little film icon,…I can go ahead and select New Video Group from Clips.…When I select that, it takes all of the bouncy ball layers…and puts it into a single video group.…I'm gonna rename Video Group 1,…by double clicking on it in the layer window,…
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