Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Import a logo with layers into After Effects, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Animated Logos.
…Adobe After Effects is an industry standard…tool for visual effects and motion graphics.…And while it can be a bit intimidating to a new user,…it's quite easy to use if you strip away some of the options.…In fact it shares a lot of things in common with a video editing timeline.…And the user interface compared to…Photoshop or Premiere Pro is quite similar.…So if you have any experience with either of…those apps, you may feel a bit more comfortable.…Well let's start by bringing in a logo file that…we prepared earlier, and get it set up for animation.…
To do this, I've launched Adobe After Effects, and let's save our project.…I'm going to call this Stage 1 to capture my initial work.…Now I simply select File Import > File.…If you had multiple files to import, just choose the option below.…To make it easier, I've put a copy of the…file I'd prepared earlier in Adobe Illustrator with layers intact.…When I select this, I need to choose to import this as a composition.…Now, there are two important options here, and I'll show you both.…
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- Acquiring logo files
- Understanding what file formats are supported
- Sizing a vector logo in Photoshop or Illustrator
- Saving a logo with transparency
- Importing a logo into After Effects
- Animating layers
- Extruding a logo in 3D
- Rendering the animation
- Creating cast reflections and cast shadows
- Filling a logo with a pattern
- Adding rays and glows