Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the main title, part of After Effects Apprentice: 16 Creating a Medical Opening Title.
Next, I want to add our main title over this final Hero shot.…Now the camera move is constantly pushing in on this shot.…So to make sure that my title is visible at the end, hasn't gone outside of the frame, …I'm going to press End on my keyboard.…This is the closest we're going to zoom in during the length of this entire shot.…I have my Action and Title Safe Areas turned on.…I need to make sure that my title's final resting area is inside the Title Safe line, …you can press apostrophe to toggle that off and on and now I'm going to…double-click the Text tool to create a new blank text layer.…
Doing so opens up the Character and Paragraph panels automatically.…I think I want to center my text and I'm going to make sure that I'm starting…with the Center Text option but this is something I can always change later.…The client has told me that the title of the show is "Surviving a heart attack."…Heart attack sounds like it's the main words.…Let's set those first.…I'm going to type heart, press the Return on the main part of my keyboard, …
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Animating to music
- Arranging layers in 3D space
- Performing time stretches
- Working with 3D camera tracking
- Typesetting and animating text
- Adding effects like drop shadows and motion blur
- Creating and animating shape layers
- Building and delivering a broadcast package
Skill Level Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 14 Shape Layerswith Chris Meyer2h 20m Intermediate
The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisanswith Jessica Hische28m 31s Intermediate
1. Roughing Out the Spot
2. Building the Hero Shot and Title
3. Creating Video Frames Using Shape Layers
4. Dressing Up the Background
5. Finalizing the Proof
6. Delivering the Results
7. Idea Corners
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