Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the subtitle, part of After Effects Apprentice 16: Creating a Medical Opening Title.
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Now that we have our main title set, let's go ahead and set our little subtitle…'Surviving A' and place it above our main title.…Now you can indeed mix and match fonts, different sizes, etcetera, in one text layer.…But to maximize my control over arranging these two layers, …I think I'm going to create a brand new text layer.…I'll make sure nothing is selected in my composition by pressing F2, …then double-click my Text tool to start a brand new text layer.…Type 'Surviving A' and press Enter.…
I don't think I really like it being in the same font as 'Heart Attack'.…I might set a different font just to de-emphasize it a bit more.…Make sure you don't turn your titles into ransom notes by using too many fonts,…but this is a case we're going to something contrasting like maybe an italic font …might help add some interest to this title.…Now again, you can use whatever font you want to.…I'm limited to what ships with After Effects just because I want to make sure you have it, too. …A nice little italic font is Adobe Garamond Pro and I'll set it from regular to italic and that's not too bad.…
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- 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
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