Applying layer styles to text


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Applying layer styles to text

Layer styles are a fantastic feature of After Effects that allow you to add cool effects to not just text, but any type of layer, and we will see this at work. I should preface this by saying that layer styles can be used in a way that's too overdone. So, make sure that you're very careful and artistic about your choices. The layer styles here that we are going to be talking about are just like we find in Photoshop. So, to access them, I am going to select the Hansel layer, right-click on it, and on any layer you are going to have this Layer Styles option when you right-click on the layer.

And these are all the effects that we can add. So, we could for example add Bevel and Emboss, which creates kind of like this three-dimensional look to our text or whatever the layer is by giving it like a highlight and also shadows, which we can't really see because it's black text, but it does give it this kind of chiseled look. We can also add more effects to this. We can right-click on ...

Applying layer styles to text
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Applying layer styles to text provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the After Effects CS5 Essential Training

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