Creating shapes from text


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Creating shapes from text

If you're joining me from the previous movie, you've seen how much fun outline type can be when trying to draw graphic elements onto the scene. But in case you missed it, don't worry; we're going to cover some of it again. More importantly though, this time we're going to cover how to create outlines from text right here natively within After Effects, instead of having to go copy and paste paths from Illustrator. So, if we look at our scene here, we have our KING WAVE type that's actually editable type right here in After Effects over top of our FallsSunrise video.

So, what I want to do is actually convert this text into path outlines. The easiest way to do this is select the type layer, go up under Layer--so right here you'll notice I have two options. I have Create Shapes from Text and Create Masks from Text. So, what we want to do first is choose Create Masks from Text. Now, you'll notice After Effects made a duplicate of the King Wave type layer and rena...

Creating shapes from text
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Creating shapes from text provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the After Effects: Principles of Motion Graphics

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