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Animating Customized Text

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Animating custom text in After Effects

Ever wonder how to create text animations for beautiful (but complicated) fonts? We will show you how!

What you will get out of this tutorial: animating variable-width text so you can create a smooth write-on effect for your animations.

Suggested Uses: You can use this to create a text-style style for your church using your branding, make a great look for a sermon series or develop a nice animated typography-look for social media.

Software Needed: Adobe After Effects CC

Instructor: Jason Watson

A Pro Church Media University Original brought to you by Pro Church Media

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What’s In This Tutorial

2:55 – Setting up your text compositions

3:33 – Using shape layers as a track matte

8:23 – Adding keyframes + easing to your animation

8:48 – Creating a leading edge

11:17 – Adding a color control expression

12:55 – Linking your colors

14:47 – Create animation timing controls

19:54 – Various matte techniques

30:10 – Putting it all together

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Tutorial Info + Resources 

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Animating custom text in After Effects

Ever wonder how to create text animations for beautiful (but complicated) fonts? We will show you how!

What you will get out of this tutorial: animating variable-width text so you can create a smooth write-on effect for your animations.

Suggested Uses: You can use this to create a text-style style for your church using your branding, make a great look for a sermon series or develop a nice animated typography-look for social media.

Software Needed: Adobe After Effects CC

Instructor: Jason Watson

A Pro Church Media University Original brought to you by Pro Church Media

Animating custom text in After Effects

Ever wonder how to create text animations for beautiful (but complicated) fonts? We will show you how!

What you will get out of this tutorial: animating variable-width text so you can create a smooth write-on effect for your animations.

Suggested Uses: You can use this to create a text-style style for your church using your branding, make a great look for a sermon series or develop a nice animated typography-look for social media.

Software Needed: Adobe After Effects CC

Instructor: Jason Watson

A Pro Church Media University Original brought to you by Pro Church Media

What’s In This Tutorial
  • 2:55 – Setting up your text compositions
  • 3:33 – Using shape layers as a track matte
  • 8:23 – Adding keyframes + easing to your animation
  • 8:48 – Creating a leading edge
  • 11:17 – Adding a color control expression
  • 12:55 – Linking your colors
  • 14:47 – Create animation timing controls
  • 19:54 – Various matte techniques
  • 30:10 – Putting it all together
Tutorial Info + Resources 

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