- Designing lower thirds in Photoshop
- Creating alpha channels in Photoshop
- Designing 3D type in Photoshop
- Distressing text
- Creating a watermark
- Animating text with After Effects
- Using animation presets
- Extruding 3D text in After Effects
- Creating titles in Premiere Pro
- Adding a logo to a lower third
- Using Dynamic Link with text for Premiere Pro and After Effects
Skill Level Beginner
- Hi, my name's Rich Harrington and welcome to this course where we'll explore some essentials about motion graphics, particularly in the area of typography for those you who work as video editors, or are just getting familiar with the concepts of motion graphics. In this course we'll focus on core techniques that are relatively easy to learn and very quick to apply to a project. Hopefully, this will get you up and running with several different applications like Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop so you can get the results that you want.
In this course we have a lot of things to cover. We'll start the class by taking a look at designing a lower third graphic. A lower third is often referred to as a name bar or a font and it will identify the speaker in a video. We'll also explore some basics with 3D elements inside of Adobe Photoshop. Even though you might not know how to use a full 3D modeler, Adobe Photoshop makes it easy to work with 3D objects and type to get more stylized looks. And I'll show you how quick and simple it is to use.
We'll then talk about some techniques of using Photoshop to stylize your text. This includes distressing the text to make it look aged. Creating organic looks like a headline, or refining things to make a watermark or logo bug. We'll then move on to the essentials of animating text using Adobe After Effects. I'll walk you through how simple it is to work with built in presets and templates to get great results. We'll then continue our look at After Effects with some straightforward techniques, using simple wipes and reveals to animate text.
We'll also take a look at things we can do to extrude text to make it look 3D, and some additional options using the camera tracker, and working with templates inside of After Effects. We'll also take a quick look at using text inside of Adobe Premier Pro. This'll include the built-in titler, as well as how to access motion graphics templates that were saved from After Effects for use with Premier. And to put things all together, I'll show you how these apps can go hand in hand. For example, we'll talk about working with smart objects and things like dynamic link.
As well as how to embed project links and make it simple to move between applications. We've got a lot of ground to cover, and in this course I'll try to assume that you just have a basic working knowledge of the three apps being covered. If you don't use Premier Pro, that's fine, too. Everything you learn about Photoshop and After Effects is absolutely compatible with other video editing tools. Alright, let's begin.