Importing sources


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Importing sources

Now, let's look at the various ways you can import sources. Before I import anything though, I am going to select the Sources folder. That way anything I import will be automatically sorted inside this folder. In the Pre-Roll lesson, we showed you how to browse in Bridge and preview sources. If you double-click anything in Bridge at that point, it'll be added and imported to your After Effects project. You can also import using the File > Import > File option. The shortcut is Command+I on Mac, Ctrl+I on Windows.

This opens the Import File dialog. If I navigate to my Sources folder, the first source I'm going to import for this animation is Snowstorm Title. This is a TIFF file with an alpha channel. Because the Alpha channel is unlabeled, it's asking me to interpret it either a Straight or Premultiplied. I'll cover these options again at the end of this lesson. For now, I'll just click on Guess, and it correctly identified it as a source with an alpha channel t...

Importing sources
Video duration: 5m 12s 2h 19m Beginner Updated Nov 09, 2012

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Importing sources provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 02: Basic Animation

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Video
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After Effects
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