Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using smart quotes, part of After Effects Apprentice: 06 Type and Music.
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.…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. The tutorials are designed to be used independently and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- The core text animation recipes
- Animating text along a path
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/20/2012. What changed?
A: We have added four new movies to the end of Chapter 8, "Working With Audio." All four of these movies (Spotting dialog, Timing dialog to music, Mixing audio, and Refinements) apply to all versions covered by the course. In addition, there are new sets of exercise files designed for After Effects CS5.5 and After Effects CS6 and a companion movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files.
After Effects Apprentice: 07 Parentingwith Chris Meyer1h 40m Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 08 Nesting and Precomposingwith Chris Meyer2h 24m Intermediate
1. Creating Type
2. Animating Type
3. Cascading Type
4. Animating by Words
5. Flowing Text
Animated tracking5m 46s
6. Per-Character 3D
7. The Wiggly Selector (and More)
8. Working With Audio
9. Using Text Presets
11. Typesetting Tips
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