Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating outlines from text layers, part of After Effects: Kinetic Typography Techniques (2011).
In this movie we're going to have a look at how you can create outlines from text …layers to create more distorted type of text. …Now you'll see I have used a distorted kind of font in some of these compositions. …But you may not have that font available or you may not want to install it. …So what I'm going to do is use this composition here which is O4A. …If you double-click O4A to open it up it's called And Things That Are Here To …Stay Start, and that's in the Creative Effects AEP file which you can find in …the O5 Creative Effects folder. Now, in here we have a layer which I've …used Helvetica Bold font on and I've also put a stroke on there just to chucnk it …up a little bit. And what I'm going to do is show you how you …can take a standard font like Helvetica and grunge it up so it looks like one of …these distressed fonts. So the first thing we're going to do is …select the text. And instead of using the font, what we're …going to do is create outlines from it. And there's a couple of choices that you …
- Working with audio
- Preparing source files
- Structuring your After Effects project
- Working with shapes and effects
- Optimizing performance
- Animating text
- Creating 3D animation
- Using expressions to create motion
- Rendering your final movie
Skill Level Appropriate for all
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1. Working with Audio
2. Preparing Source Files
3. Structuring Your After Effects Project
4. Working with Shapes
5. Working with Effects
6. Optimizing Performance
7. Animating Text
8. Creating 3D Animation
9. Using Expressions to Create Motion
10. Rendering Your Final Movie
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