Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring faux styling options, part of After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music.
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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 videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- 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