In this After Effects tutorial we'll learn how to composite a text title into background footage. This is a common task for show openers or to add extra information into your shot. We'll begin this tutorial by importing our background plate and creating the text we'll integrate. Then we'll track the background plate and attach our text to the track. We'll then learn about the uses of pre-composing and how to combine various effects to make our text look more three dimensional. We'll then learn how to take elements from our background and layer them into our text to create the illusion that the text is in the scene. We'll finish the tutorial by doing a quick color correction and render out our finished shot! Software required: After Effects CS4 and up.
Chris is a VFX author at Pluralsight. Along with creating and recording training, he also manages the support team and works closely with the production development team. He began his career working freelance and quickly realized that he wanted to find a company where he could use his talents to help people succeed in the CG industry.