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Trimming Layers In After Effects

Trimming your layers in Adobe After Effects will entail better render times and neater timelines. There are two ways to trim layers in After Effects.

The first way to trim your layers is to click and drag your layer's In or Out point to the time you want your layer to begin or end.

The second is to put you time marker where you want your layer to begin and press Alt + [ and you layer will be trimmed from the in point. Put your time marker where you want layer to end and press Alt + ].

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If you simply just want to move your layer to where your time marker is try using the [ ] keys. [ will place the In point of your layer on the time marker and ] will place the Out point of your layer to the time marker.

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