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Step 6: Create a PiP

Now that you’ve set up the timeline for a PiP effect, it’s time to adjust each image to see the effect in action. To do this, you’ll use the Effects Control panel to shrink and place your images. Then, you’ll need to copy that effect from one image to another.

To create a PiP, do the following:

  1. Locate the Effects Controls panel. If you don’t see this panel, choose Window > Effects Controls or press Shift+5.
  2. Click the image on Video 4 to select it and open up the Motion controls in the Effects Control panel by clicking on the small grey triangle (see Figure 3.21).
  3. Locate the size parameter and enter the value 15 into the figure area to adjust the size (see Figure 3.22).
  4. The image now appears in the middle of the screen. Click in the actual inlay to select it; then drag it down to the bottom-right corner (see Figure3.23).

To copy an effect, do the following:

  1. Select the image on Video 4 by clicking it once.
  2. In the Video Effects panel, right-click (Ctrl-click) on the word Motion and select Copy (see Figure 3.24).
  3. Select the image in Video 3 by clicking on it once. In the Video Effects panel, right-click (Ctrl-click)on the word Motion and select Paste (see Figure 3.25).
  4. The image on Video 3 is still not visible, so click on the actual PiP you can see and move it to the left to see the new PiP (see Figure 3.26).
  5. Repeat the above steps for the clip on Video 2 (and also Video 1 if required). Fine-tune the size and position using the methods above (see Figure 3.27).
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