Adobe After Effects CC 2023: How To Use Time Stretch To Change Clip Speed

This tutorial will show you how to slow down or speed up layers on the Timeline in Adobe After Effects CC 2023 using Time Stretch.

Adobe Help Article on Time Stretching:

00:00  Intro: About This Tutorial
00:14  Adobe Help Article (Link in Description)
00:29  Example Composition Overview
00:43  How To Use Time Stretch
00:59  Top Layer Menu: Time Stretch
01:11  Time Stretch Settings
01:26  Slowing Down Background Animation
01:42  Make Adjustments (Speed Up or Slow Down)
02:04  Add Stretch Column To Layers Panel
02:19  Click on Stretch % (Open Settings)
02:24  Time Stretch: Audio
02:50  Time Stretch: Pre-Comps
03:06  Gotchas: Keyframes
03:17  Reset Time Stretch to 100

Software Used:
Adobe After Effects CC 2023 (Click To Try or Buy)

How To Use Time Stretch in Adobe After Effects CC 2023:

  1. Open a Composition
  2. Add Layers of Animation to speed up or slow down
  3. Select Layer
  4. Right-Click or go to Layer Menu
  5. Select Time…Time Stretch
  6. Drag % Slider to the Right to Slow Down (higher %)
  7. Drag % Slider to the Left to Speed Up (lower %)
  8. Click Ok
  9. Tap Spacebar to Preview

How To Add Stretch To Layers Panel:

  1. Right-click on Header area in Layers Panel
  2. Select ‘Stretch’
  3. Click on % to open Comp Settings or,
  4. Drag to left to speed up
  5. Drag to right to slow down