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Chapter 5. Layer Basics > Selecting Layers

Selecting Layers

Naturally, you have to select layers before you can adjust them. Selecting layers is nearly intuitive, but there are a few ways to do so that aren't quite so obvious.

To select layers in the Composition window:

1.
If you haven't already done so, cue the current frame of the composition so that the layer you want to select is visible in the Composition window.

2.
In the Composition window, click the visible layer to select it (Figure 5.1).

Figure 5.1. You can select a layer by directly clicking it in the Composition window.


The selected layer's handles and anchor point appear, unless these options have been disabled (see the section, "To show and hide layer controls," later in this chapter).

3.
To select more than one layer, shift-click other visible layers in the Composition window (Figure 5.2).

Figure 5.2. Shift-click to select additional layers.



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