Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Text formatting in Photoshop, part of After Effects: Kinetic Typography Techniques (2011).
It often makes sense to start your motion designs in Photoshop, particularly if …you're going to be animating layers in After Effects. …You see, After Effects can maintain editability of Photoshop text, which …makes it a better choice than Illustrator in many cases, as Illustrator text can't …be edited once it's imported into After Effects. …However, as I've said before and I'll say again, in my opinion, Photoshop could do …with some better typographic controls, and should be looking at InDesign for inspiration.…
The thing to remember here is that no software technique is perfect. …There are always pros and cons with each approach, and each combination of …applications that you choose. You just need to find a combination …that's most comfortable for you. I'm choosing to forgo Illustrator's …better text tools for the flexibility of being able to edit my text layers, even …after animation's begun in After Effects. So let's take a look at the basic …typographic controls, and ever so slightly awkward clunkiness of …
- 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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