Layer animation - Simple Ken burns effect on image layers

This tutorial for the pro version only!

The Ken burns effect can only be selected to background images, but in this article you can learn how to create simple Ken burns effect for image layers.

Decreasing the image

Creating the layer

The first step is to create an image layer and select the image which will be displayed. After that go to the Layer tab → Crop and select Mask.

Adding a new IN animation

When this is done, go to the Animations tab and add a new IN animation. Increase the value of the Scale field and change the Easing to linear. To make it look better, increase the duration, too. Make sure the Opacity is set to 100%, then click on Apply

You can preview your animation, as it is done.

Increasing the image

First animation step - special zero

After you added your image layer, you should go to the layer window's animation tab and select any animation. Then hit the More button to open up the animation manager.

Be sure to switch to Expert mode, then locate the "Layer global animation properties" at the bottom of the Layer animation manager. Turn on the Special zero.

Then change back the Opacity to 100% if it wouldn't be 100% already.

Add a new animation step

Before you proceed, you'll need to add a new animation step.

Configuring the effect

You can then configure this new animation step by increasing the Scale X and Scale Y values.

When you're done click on the Green apply button.