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Lesson 8. Working in the Timeline > Applying Behaviors in the Timeline

Applying Behaviors in the Timeline

The last step in creating a transition from the first clip to the second is to apply the Fade In/Fade Out behavior to the upper clip in the Timeline. Why the upper clip? The same reason that you always apply opacity or blend modes to the upper clip. The upper clip is physically above the lower clip. By applying an effect to the upper clip, you'll be able to see through it to the clip below. You apply behaviors to elements in the Timeline the same way that you apply them in the Canvas or on the Layers tab. Since you already have the surf_2_SD_jpg clip selected, let's use the Apply Filter button on the toolbar.

With the surf_2_SD_jpg clip selected in the Timeline, click the Add Behavior button on the toolbar and choose Basic Motion > Fade In/Fade Out from the pop-up menu.

A purple Fade In/Fade Out behavior region appears in the Timeline below the surf_2_SD_jpg clip. The behavior also appears below the object in the Layer list, just as it would on the Layers tab.

Let's adjust the length of the Fade In/Fade Out behavior in the Dashboard.

Press D to open the Dashboard.

Drag the left side (fade in) of the Fade In/Fade Out parameter display in the Dashboard to change the value to 30 frames.

Press Cmd-S to save your finished project; then press the spacebar to preview it in the Canvas.

Press Cmd-7 to close the Timing pane to view the project in the full-size Canvas.

Choose File > Close to close the finished project.



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