Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with Photoshop text, part of After Effects Apprentice: 06 Type and Music.
In this sidebar movie, I am going to cover how to import Photoshop layered files…and convert Photoshop text layers to After Effects text layers.…That way you can add a text animator or any of the animation presets.…So I will bring Photoshop forward, and I'll show you where this animation got started.…So let's just say your company has a graphic designer and they know Photoshop,…but they don't know After Effects.…So it's their job to design the basic look of the animation in a…layered Photoshop file.…
If I select the Text tool and I'm able to edit any of these words, then that's great.…It means when I import this file into After Effects I will be able to change any…of these words inside After Effects as well.…But if any of these text layers had been converted to pixels, there would be no…way for After Effects to get access to the underlying text.…So let's return to After Effects and see how we might work with this.…Now here, I am showing you the final animation that I did.…If you have the exercise files, you will find this in a folder called…
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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