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Adding Ease-In and Ease-Out to a Layer Animation

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By default, when you animate a layer, it will move from its position in one keyframe to its position in the next keyframe by progressing towards it at a constant pace, then stop moving abruptly. This rarely looks natural. To fine-tune the timing of an animation, you can add ease-in and ease-out to it. Adding ease-in to an animation will make it start slowly and gain in speed as it goes. Adding ease-out to an animation will make it slow down before it stops.

You can set the ease-in and ease-out for an animation in the Tool Properties view.