Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating colors for legibility, part of After Effects Guru: Animating Typography.
…Now of course when it comes to animating…type, you can fly things around the screen.…But sometimes, if you want people to just, focus on the words…themselves, you can just animate the…colors, instead of animating the words themselves.…I have a couple different techniques I like to use for…animating, colors of things, so, I'll share those with you right now.…Let's jump in.…So, as we look in our composition, you can see we've…got, two layers of text, a gradient, and then our background image.…Go ahead and click on, Layer three, and just enable the Solo button.…
And here, you can see this gradient is colorizing the background.…I have the multiply blend mode applied, so you can see the image underneath.…Now let's animate, the color for the word Surf.…Notice when we select Layer 1, the color in the character panel changes to orange.…If we go ahead and open up the options for Layer 1, just…by clicking on the disclosure triangle here, we can, open up the text options.…So, when we open up text, you can see, I could key frame my source text.…
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- Exploring the emotions of animation
- Choosing type for legibility
- Creating a visual hierarchy
- Working with text animation presets
- Animating cameras
- Creating high-energy animations vs. subtle, smooth animations
- Animating multiple lines of type
Skill Level Intermediate
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