Adobe After Effects Play Sound in Video Preview

Trying to preview your vide in After Effects, but the audio isn’t playing?  In order to play the sound or audio during the video preview, you need to click the “RAM Preview” button in the Preview pain as shown below:

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How To Trim Audio Clip in Adobe Audition CS6

Today was the first day I ever opened Adobe Audition (link).  As with most Adobe software, I personally find it very un-intuitive, and almost impossible to figure it out just by hunting around.  So I had to look up how to do something as simple as trimming an audio file.  

This requires the ‘razor blade tool’ (screenshot). Note that it will be grayed out and unusable in the ‘wirefom’ mode; it only becomes visible and clickable in the ‘multitrack’ mode.

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Once you click that, you can clip you audio track wherever you like, then simply delete the extra part.  Pretty simple, but not easy to figure out without someone telling you.

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Transparent Background in Fireworks

There are probably many other ways, but this worked for me.  Open your file, click ‘Save As’, then choose .gif as the filetype.  Click on the ‘Options’ button

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Then select ‘Index Transparency’ in the dropdown box on the lower left.

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Save your file and done!

If anyone has a better method that deals with anti-aliasing better, please let me know!