Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring faux styling options, part of After Effects Apprentice: 06 Type and Music.
By now you know how to make very exciting animated titles, but I thought I'd…share with you a few small tips that go a very long way to making your titles…look more professional.…The first thing we will talk about are the faux styling options, such as Faux…Bold and Faux Italic, as well as Small Caps, X Height, and Superscripts.…I have just created a few sample compositions. And by the way, you don't need…any exercise files for this section, but if you want to follow along, you can…always create your own samples.…
With some of the examples I will be showing, it will make a difference whether…or not you have a Sans Serif font--…I'm using Helvetica here--or whether you're using a Serif font. And I'll be using…Baskerville. But if the font you are using has serifs like this, you might find…things like quotes will look a little different.…The idea behind the Faux Bold option is that it makes any font looks thicker.…Of course there is no reason to use Faux Bold with Baskerville, because it…already has SemiBold and Bold versions.…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. The tutorials are designed to be used independently and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- The core text animation recipes
- Animating text along a path
- Working with text animation presets
- Timing animation to audio
- Per-character 3D type
- Rendering with an alpha channel
- Making Photoshop type editable in After Effects
- Professional typesetting tips
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/20/2012. What changed?
A: We have added four new movies to the end of Chapter 8, "Working With Audio." All four of these movies (Spotting dialog, Timing dialog to music, Mixing audio, and Refinements) apply to all versions covered by the course. In addition, there are new sets of exercise files designed for After Effects CS5.5 and After Effects CS6 and a companion movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files.
After Effects Apprentice: 07 Parentingwith Chris Meyer1h 40m Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 08 Nesting and Precomposingwith Chris Meyer2h 24m Intermediate
1. Creating Type
2. Animating Type
3. Cascading Type
4. Animating by Words
5. Flowing Text
Animated tracking5m 46s
6. Per-Character 3D
7. The Wiggly Selector (and More)
8. Working With Audio
9. Using Text Presets
11. Typesetting Tips
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