Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Drawing basic shapes, part of After Effects: Kinetic Typography Techniques (2011).
So, here we are in Illustrator CS5.1. Now, I like to use Illustrator for …typographic work as it offers better tools and more responsive controls than …Photoshop does in regards to text. However, I'm going to be importing the …text into After Effects and I need the text to remain as flexible and as …editable as possible throughout the design process, just in case changes need …to be made. Now, sadly illustrated text cannot be …edited once imported into After Effects. But Photoshop text can, and that's why I …choose Photoshop as my main tool of choice for creating the text for this project.…
There's one exception for it, to this rule, which is the calendar page graphic …I want to use in the opening scene. Illustrator's perfect for this because …it's great at drawing shapes and converting the text into paths, which is …what we're going to do here. So let's start by creating a new file in illustrator. …So go to File > New. And that opens up the New Document dialog …box, where I can choose from my Video and Film presets or Document profiles. …
- 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
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
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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