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Lesson 6. Station Identification > Animating the background

Animating the background

After importing the artwork, you'll start the project by creating the background scene of the final composition.

  1. Use the context-sensitive menu to import two files: right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) in the Project window and choose Import > Footage Files. Open the 06Lesson folder, select Bakgrd.psd, and click Open. Then select Clouds.ai, and click Open. Click Done when you are finished importing the footage.

  2. Create a new composition: click the new composition icon ( ) in the Project window, name it Final Comp, and then make sure that the Frame Size is set to 320 × 240. Set the Frame Rate to 30 fps and the Duration to 15:00 (15 seconds). Click OK.

  3. Drag the Bakgrd.psd footage item from the Project window into the Time Layout window. As you recall from other lessons, doing this automatically centers the item in the Composition window.


    Figure .


    The background art was created in Illustrator, and then modified in Adobe Photoshop.

  4. Select the Lock switch in the Time Layout window to lock the layer.

    Figure . Lock switch


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