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The first that I’m going to do it is I’m going to select that one layer, I want to go up to fill added filter, under blur, and that is zoom blur. As you can see, as I was zooming back to our canvas, so now I’m going to hit F3, so I can go to my filter perimeter box with me and my inspector. I’m going to make sure I’m on frame one, which I am. And when I turn on my record animation button, because I wanted to make sure I capture everything that I’m doing.
Now, I want to open up my dashboard by hitting this button or hitting F7, it’s right here. I’m going to take it all the way down to zero, like that right there. So now, I want to move on up in the time where I want it a little bit, maybe to about frame five to where the zoom is pretty much underway. Then I want to move my backslider to three to increase the zoom a little bit. Then I want to go to frame nine, a little bit further up in the time on, increase my amount a little bit more to say five, that right there. And then I want to go to maybe a little bit further, just like for an 11, I’m going to drag it back down to three because it’s coming back up now. Then I will go to find 13 and put it to zero, about right there.
Now, let’s resume the playback and see what we’ve got. As you can see, we have added a zoom blur to her zooming in, but we’re not finished yet, there’s also a zoom out and we want to do this to. So what we want to do is to stop playback and let them move to frame 46, which is about where she starts to zoom out from that Ah, so set it on frame 46. Now, I will then drag the amount, the slider to somewhere other than zero and bring it back to zero, and that will jiggle action and creates a key frame that’s in the same position.
So now, let’s go up to frame 49, set our motion blur to three. Let’s go to frame 34, set on that to five like the last time. Let’s go to 57, we’re just duplicating the exact the same thing we do in the beginning of the clip all the way at the end of the clip. We’re going to bring it back down to three and the thing we’re going to do with the last frame, which is 60, and we’re going to bring it down to zero, stop recording, push my play button and see what we got.
As you can see, we have added a very nice zoom blur to our project, but don’t worry, we’re far from finish guys. We got a lot left to do this, so stay tuned and the next one will be adding some other elements and some other camera angles, and we just got a lot to do so. I hope to see you again, I hope you come back for the next one and I hope this helped a little bit, and if not, maybe it has gave you an idea of how to do a few things. So, we’ll see you next time.