Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up control layers, part of After Effects: Kinetic Typography Techniques (2011).
Now, if you're an advanced After Effects user, you may want to use the technique …that I showed you to set up your structure in Photoshop in a comp sized …for final output. If that's the case, there's a couple of …things that can help you and using Control Layers in After Effects. …If you've not project structure, which is in the O3 Project Structure folder, which …is in the Project Files folder. And inside there, if you go into the …Source Files folder, there's a hidden composition called 00, that the comps cropped.…
If you double-click that to open it up, you should see a composition where I've …already imported my cropped Photoshop file. …And I'm just going to put that onto Fit up to 100, so you can see the whole thing. …Now, you may notice there's an extra layer in there and that's this layer here. …This is a null layer. So I've gone to Layer > New > Null …Object, create a new null object. And what I'm going to do is use this to …quickly animate and move the other layers, and this is how I do it. …
- Working with audio
- Preparing source files
- Structuring your After Effects project
- Working with shapes and effects
- Optimizing performance
- Animating text
- Creating 3D animation
- Using expressions to create motion
- Rendering your final movie
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
1. Working with Audio
2. Preparing Source Files
3. Structuring Your After Effects Project
4. Working with Shapes
5. Working with Effects
6. Optimizing Performance
7. Animating Text
8. Creating 3D Animation
9. Using Expressions to Create Motion
10. Rendering Your Final Movie
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