Doing It Bottom-to-Top

We look first at what’s closest to us and then slowly focus on what’s farther and farther away. Being used to how our eyes work, when we start using ProShow, we tend to work our way down through the layers, adding the first, the second, the third, and so on until we end up adding the bottom layer. Instead, do it as if you’re building a house: Lay the foundation, add the first floor, the second, the attic, and finally the roof. You’ll more easily see what you’re doing. Also, if you’re creating duplicates, going from bottom to top is a godsend because Producer shoots duplicates up to the top of the list. How often have you created a duplicate that you can’t see because it’s in layer 1 and you’re down in layer umpteen? If you’re working bottom-to-top, the duplicate will land directly above where you’re working.

Give it a try if you don’t normally work this way. You’ll quickly mend your ways.

Published in: on April 9, 2011 at 11:34 am  Comments (2)  
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  1. Hi Barbara,
    Thanks for all the nice tips – I read them all and find them helpful.

    I have an unrelated question – I haven’t been able to go to the Proshow Enthusiasts forum for a few days. I’m wondering if the site is down or if the problem is on my end. Have you been to the site recently?

    • Lucille, something went wrong, and unfortunately, it occurred while Mike is off on vacation. Jennifer has set up a temporary forum here:

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