Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Drawing lines using shape layer strokes, part of Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects: 2 Design and Animation.
- In chapter two, I'll get things started by drawing a…simple robot body outline using the Pen tool.…I'm using a robot design from part one in this series…as a reference layer for this outline.…First, I want to lock off both my reference layer…and my background texture.…I don't want to accidentally draw a mask on this…with the Pen tool.…Now, I'll go up and select the Pen tool from my tools.…Since I'm drawing an outline and using the stroke,…I don't want to have a fill.…So I can hold down opt…and just click on the Fill Color in the settings over here…and cycle through until I get to this red stroke.…
I could also select Fill…and then just change it down here.…Next, I want to make sure my stroke color…is the color I want to use.…So I'll just click on the Stroke Color…and I'll change it to a nice, bright orange.…That looks pretty good right there.…I'll click OK…and I want to make sure there's some width to my stroke.…Right now it's set to 0 pixels.…So I'm going to click on that and set it to 5.…Now, I can change this later on but…
Want to create another lo-fi mograph effect? Check out Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects 01: Paper Cutout and Stop Motion Styles.
- Using the Pen tool to create hand-drawn shapes
- Animating shape layers to look drawn on
- Giving a wiggle to drawn elements
- Customizing and animating handwritten fonts
- Looping animation with expressions
- Using the Paintbrush tool to create animated painted lines
- Adding texture to lines
- Creating write-on type