Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Combining drawing techniques, part of Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects: 2 Design and Animation.
- I'll finish things up in 06_03 by combining techniques…I've gone over throughout this course…to draw my own text with the pen tool,…animate it on screen, wiggle it,…and give it a little bit of ink bleed.…All these techniques are covered in earlier chapters,…but the best scenes combine a lot of little techniques…to get the look just right.…First, I'll lock off my background.…I'm going to use the pen tool,…and I don't want to accidentally draw Masques on it.…I'll select g on my keyboard to select my pen tool.…I'll go up to the Stroke Color…and change it to a nice bright yellow.…
That looks good, hit OK,…then I'll go up to the Stroke Width…and I'll take this down to something like 9 pixels,…just so it's thick, but not too bulky.…Now I'll actually free-hand draw…an O and an H as a Shape Layer.…I'm just clicking and dragging to make Bezier curves,…and then editing as I go.…You can do this quickly.…It's supposed to look a little scribbly anyway,…nice and rough.…
I'm going to to hit command plus to zoom in there,…hit v on my keyboard just to adjust a few points.…
Want to create another lo-fi mograph effect? Check out Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects 01: Paper Cutout and Stop Motion Styles.
- Using the Pen tool to create hand-drawn shapes
- Animating shape layers to look drawn on
- Giving a wiggle to drawn elements
- Customizing and animating handwritten fonts
- Looping animation with expressions
- Using the Paintbrush tool to create animated painted lines
- Adding texture to lines
- Creating write-on type