Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding background text, part of After Effects Apprentice: 16 Creating a Medical Opening Title.
In the next few movies, we're going to strive to make this background look a little bit more interesting.…I don't want it to be so interesting that distracts from our video,…particularly the Hero here at the end, but it is looking a little bit empty…right now and I do want to make this world complex enough that the viewer may…want to see this again and again.…But one thing we had done for us is we asked our intern to create a bunch of…text layers that might represent results you get from a test on your heart.…Say, EKG or blood test or something like that.…They gave us the layered Photoshop file.…
So I'm going to go to my Stills folder to make sure I import anything new into…that folder, do a Cmd+I on Mac, Ctrl+I on Windows, navigate to the Stills…folder in your exercise files, sources folder and select Lab Results.psd.…Click open in the second dialog that opens, make sure Import Kind is set to Composition.…This will allow each layer in that file to be opened as its own individual layer…inside After Effects and click OK.…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Animating to music
- Arranging layers in 3D space
- Performing time stretches
- Working with 3D camera tracking
- Typesetting and animating text
- Adding effects like drop shadows and motion blur
- Creating and animating shape layers
- Building and delivering a broadcast package
Skill Level Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 14 Shape Layerswith Chris Meyer2h 20m Intermediate
The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisanswith Jessica Hische28m 31s Appropriate for all
1. Roughing Out the Spot
2. Building the Hero Shot and Title
3. Creating Video Frames Using Shape Layers
4. Dressing Up the Background
5. Finalizing the Proof
6. Delivering the Results
7. Idea Corners
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