Eran Stern dives deep into new uses and shortcuts for shape layers, text, masks, and path effects in After Effects.
(upbeat tune) - [Voiceover] Hi, my name is Eran Stern and welcome to After Effects Tips and Techniques: Shapes, Text, Masks, and Path Effects. Vector path such as text, masks, and shapes are among the most flexible elements in this software. You can scale them to any size you like, apply unique effects to their outlines, extrude them using the Ray-trace 3D renderer, even add special mathematical operators to create design elements quite easily.
In this course, I'll show you how to get the most out of shapes, masks, text, and supported effects. This course is ideal for the more experienced After Effects user. It is used to already comfortable with the core aspects of the software, and ready to learn additional advanced techniques. So, if you're ready, let's see how to get the most out of shapes, text, masks, and path effects inside Adobe After Effects CC.
- Creating a repeating animation
- Converting artwork or text to shapes
- Animating conversions
- Making Photoshop text editable
- Making 3D text quickly with expressions
- Creating a unique mograph look with the Mask Feather tool
- HUD animation
- Adding numbers to path effects