Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Text formatting in Illustrator, part of After Effects: Kinetic Typography Techniques (2011).
Okay so we're here in Illustrator, and what we're going to do is start working with …text and what I want to do here is create some text for my calendar page here. …So I need the month name up here, and the actual date down here and the numbers …filling in the calendar month here. So, what I'm going to do, I've created three …layers one for each so I'm going to make sure that I've got the date layer …selected, now if you want to follow along you can open the same file and the file …is 02textstart.ai. And you can find that in the illustrator …files folder, which is a subfolder of the 02 preparing files folder.…
But of course is a new project files folder. …So, open up and you can join in with me. I'm going to use Cmd+plus on keyboard or …Ctrl+plus if you're on PC to zoom in, and then I'm going to choose the Type tool. …Now, with the Type tool select, if I toggle briefly to this spacebar, just …hold down spacebar, you'll notice that I can to the Hand tool and move that to the …position, so I can see this white area down here. …
- 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
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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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