Chapter 14. More Layer Techniques

This chapter tackles a handful of techniques. First, you’ll learn about a pair of layer switches—Frame Blending and Motion Blur—that influence how After Effects deals with motion between frames. Then, you’ll play with the comp’s frame rate using time remapping. Armed with that knowledge, you’ll be ready to take a closer look at the Modes panel. In the Modes panel, you’ll discover a long list of ways to blend a layer with underlying layers, and you’ll expand your repertoire of compositing tools. You’ll also find out what the mysterious T option stands for and, more important, how to use it. Finally, you’ll complete your tour of the Modes panel by learning about yet another compositing option, Track Mattes.

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