Text Essentials


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Text Essentials

Text is one of the most important elements of motion graphics. After Effects has a very powerful text engine. In this movie we'll show you how to type set text and in the separate movie, we'll show you how to animate that text. Now to work with text, you need to have two windows open. The Character panel and the Paragraph panel. You can open these directly from the Window menu item or if you select the Type tool in After Effects, you'll automatically open up the Character and Paragraph panels. And you'll see this is because of an option in the Tool panel called Auto Open Panels.

You can work with these panels that open automatically or you can take advantage of the special workspace that Adobe has created for you. Just choose Text. Of course you can create your own arrangement of panels and even save yourself a new workspace. But we'll use the Preset for now. To create text, we need to select the Type tool, choose a font and a color that we like. Going to go ahead a...

Text Essentials
Video duration: 14m 38s 1h 29m Intermediate

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Text Essentials provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects CS4: Apprentice's Guide to Key Features

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Video
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After Effects
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