Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a lower-third bar in After Effects, part of Premiere Pro and After Effects: Creating Title Graphics.
The next thing I want to do is bring up my Action and Title Safe areas to…remind me where is the safe area to create this lower third.…If this is destined for the web, I don't need to worry about this so much.…Yes, it's true that many high def TVs show a lot larger area of the image than…the old standard def TVs did, but if you won't get passed technical standards…in many broadcast that works some cable channels, you still need to follow…Title and Action Safe.…When I bring this up in After Effects, it shows me both the 16x9 Action and…Title Safe, but also the inset 4x3 Center Cut, Action and Title Safe.…
And since many people chop off the left and right edges of a hider def broadcast…to create the standard def, I need to worry about these lines. Okay!…For my lower third, I'm going to start by creating a nice bar to set off my text.…First thing I want to make sure my clip is not selected.…That way when I use the Rectangle Tool, instead of masking this layer, I'm going…to create a brand-new shape layer and you see along the top, I have got some…
- Copying clips from Premiere Pro to After Effects
- Creating a lower-third bar in After Effects
- Making shape layers with gradient fills
- Improving readability and re-using elements
- Combining layer styles and effects to enhance the final look