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Lesson 5. Horror Festival Ad > Using context menus

Using context menus

Context menus make it easy to access commands specific to the current window. You'll use it now to import a file.

  1. Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) in an open area of the Project window and choose Import > Photoshop As Comp. Open the 05Lesson folder, and select Moon.psd. Click Open.

    The item appears as a composition in the Project window, along with a folder of individual layer images.

  2. Double-click the Moon.psd composition in the Project window to open the Time Layout and Composition window, and notice that it consists of five layers.


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    Since several clips were originally shot on film (rather than video), you'll set the frame rate of this composition to 24 fps (the frame rate of film). Matching the frame rate of the original footage makes it easier to synchronize effects.

  3. Activate the Time Layout window, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) in an open area in the Time Layout window and choose Composition Settings from the context menu. Change the Frame Rate to 24 fps and the Duration to 30:00 (30 seconds), and then click OK.

    To display the time in the ruler at 24 fps, you can change the Time preference.

  4. Choose File > Preferences > Time. The Time Preferences dialog box appears.

  5. Under Display Style, choose 24 fps for the Timecode Base, and then click OK.


    Figure .


    This setting affects only how the time is displayed and entered. It does not affect the frame rate of any composition.


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