Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Align and Distribute options, part of After Effects: Kinetic Typography Techniques (2011).
In this movie here what I want to do is I want is make some copies of this text …layer and align it to this grid. Now if you want to follow along you can …open the file named 03 align start. ai which is an illustrator files folder, …and that's a sub folder of the 02 preparing files folder. …Which is in the Project Files folder. Now, first thing I need to do is …duplicate the layer. Now, I could use the same effect that I …used to create the grid, the Transform Effect. …Trouble with that is it will repeat the letter but it will make it uneditable, …and I need this to remain editable text. So let me just zoom in a little bit, …using Cmd+ or Ctrl+ on the PC. And first thing we're going to do is just …duplicate the files, and place them roughly where we want them to be.…
So I'm going to hold down the Alt key and click and drag a copy. …Now as I drag. If I hold down Shift, it will constrain …the movement. So I'm only moving horizontally. …So what I'm doing is holding down the Alt key. …Clicking and dragging. Holding down Shift constrain. …
- 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
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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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