Using Presets to Quickly Apply Animations
Presets save you from having to manually create animation states. Let’s learn how to use them.
Presets are found in the Keyframes panel of a layer’s [?] animation settings:
Note: Presets are available for the IN and OUT animations, but not for TO animations.
To see the presets available for the IN animation, click the dropdown arrow on the right of the IN animation button:
If you click the arrow on the OUT button you will see a similar list of preset categories for the OUT animation:
Clicking any of these categories will expand it and show the animation presets the category contains:
Example animation presets for the “Slide Transitions” category available for an OUT animation.
Hover over an animation preset and on your canvas you will see a preview of the animation for the selected layer.
Click an animation preset and it will be automatically applied to the selected layer. The settings in the Advanced panel will also be automatically updated to reflect the change.
This is one of the benefits of using presets, they save you from having to modify advanced settings yourself, making the task of applying different animations quick and e
The “No Animation” Preset
We mentioned on a previous page of the manual that the IN and OUT animations cannot be removed. However, if you don’t want it to look like there is any animation happening you can instead use the “No Animation” preset.
After expanding the presets section for the IN or OUT animation, expand the ”Simple Transitions“ category. In there you will see the “No Animation” preset:
Click “No Animation” and there will no longer be any visible transitions for that animation.
Reverse “IN” Toggle
There is one more, different type of animation preset available, and that is the ability to make the OUT animation an exact replica of the IN animation – but in reverse. For example, if your IN animation makes the layer fade in while sliding to the right, your OUT animation could be made to reverse that and fade out while sliding to the left.
Now that you know just how easy it is to apply preset animations to your layers, on the next page of the manual we’ll take a look at how to make sure the content you have modified is responsive.