All Things Text in After Effects
In this series of tutorials, we'll learn about creating, controlling, and using text in After Effects. Software required: After Effects CC 220.127.116.11.
What you'll learn
In this series of tutorials, we'll learn about creating, controlling, and using text in After Effects. We start out by learning about the two different type tools and follow that up by navigating the Character and Paragraph panels. There are a few controls within these panels that even the most seasoned After Effects user may have never used before. After we've covered the basics, we move down to the properties on the text layers. There are a few options that are totally unique to text layers as well as a few additions in the context menus that will speed up your workflow. For instance, we learn how to edit a Photoshop text layer right inside of After Effects, complete with translated layer styles. We also go over a few techniques for overcoming readability issues and some tips for creative ways to fix common problems. We learn how to preview animation presets, and finish by learning per-character animation with both Classic 3D and Ray-traced 3D. This tutorial is full of all the possibilities for your text in After Effects. It's perfect for a beginner just starting out learning the type tools or for someone more seasoned looking to increase their knowledge about all things text in After Effects. Software required: After Effects CC 18.104.22.168.
Table of contents
- Getting Started with Type Tools 8m
- Navigating the Character Panel 10m
- Navigating the Paragraph Panel 6m
- Animating Using the Source Text Option 7m
- Path and More Options for Type 10m
- Text Conversions and Mattes 8m
- Text Readability: Do's and Don'ts 8m
- Using and Previewing Text Animation Presets 9m
- Using the Text Animate Menu 5m
- Understanding the Two Types of 3D Text 4m
- Per-character Animation with Two Types of 3D 4m