Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using smart quotes, part of After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music.
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In the Options menu for the Character panel, you will find an option called Use Smart Quotes.…When it's enabled, you can simply type the inch mark on the regular keyboard and…you'll get a nice curly open and closed quote, without having to use any special shortcuts.…Of course every font will have a slightly different style of quotes.…In Helvetica, the quotes are little more square, whereas in Baskerville, you get…the classic curly quote.…Now if I turn off Use Smart Quotes and use just the regular keyboard command,…you will get a very simple up-and-down straight mark for both the double quote…and the single quote.…
These straight marks, also called tick marks, can look quite inappropriate if you have…a nice elegant font,…so it is a good idea to leave smart quotes enabled.…When smart quotes is enabled, it automatically knows when you are at the end of…a word, and it will add closing quotes-- and that also goes for the single quote.…If you press the single quote at the beginning of a word, you will get an open quote.…
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- Working with text animation presets
- Timing animation to audio
- Per-character 3D type
- Rendering with an alpha channel
- Making Photoshop type editable in After Effects
- Professional typesetting tips