Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding handwritten text, part of After Effects: Kinetic Typography Techniques (2011).
So, I have 06outlinesend.ai open here, which you can find in the Illustrator …Files folder, which is a subfolder of the 02preparingfiles folder within the …Project Files folder. Now, as you can see from this file, …Illustrator is really good at creating sharp vector text. …And also really adapt to creating shapes and grids, but you can also create more …hundred loops in the Illustrator. And I'm going to show you a technique that I …used to convert handwriting into vector based text.…
So, what I want you to do is go into the Illustrator Files folder in the 02 …Preparing Files folder within your Project Files folder, and open up 07 …Handwritten Start and that's the file that I have opened here. …And here, you can see a photograph that I've taken of some handwriting written by …the artist Richard Walker who made the music for the kinetic typography …animation piece that I'm animating in After Effects. …Now, the first stage that I've done is I've taken that image into Photoshop and …I've used Levels and Threshold on this to create a black and white image.…
- Working with audio
- Preparing source files
- Structuring your After Effects project
- Working with shapes and effects
- Optimizing performance
- Animating text
- Creating 3D animation
- Using expressions to create motion
- Rendering your final movie
Skill Level Appropriate for all
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1. Working with Audio
2. Preparing Source Files
3. Structuring Your After Effects Project
4. Working with Shapes
5. Working with Effects
6. Optimizing Performance
7. Animating Text
8. Creating 3D Animation
9. Using Expressions to Create Motion
10. Rendering Your Final Movie
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