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Apple Pro Training Series Motion 3 by Tony Huet, Bryce Button, Mark Spencer, Damian Allen

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Chapter 2. Groups, Layers, and Blend Modes

Lesson Files

Motion3_Book_Files > Lessons > Lesson_02

Media

Motion3_Book_Files > Media > Doritos

Time

This lesson takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

Goals

Create custom project settings

 

Understand the roles of Motion’s groups, layers, and objects

 

Navigate the Layers tab

 

Build a basic multilayered composite

 

Create text

 

Manipulate common behaviors and filters using the Layers tab

 

Nest groups within groups

 

Clone layers

 

Apply blend modes

Blend modes are the secret of modern motion graphics design. They use the intrinsic qualities of objects or layers to create a unique look that is directly linked to the colors, contrast, and values inherent in your images or video.

Think of blend modes as defining the material ...

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