Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with Photoshop text, part of After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music.
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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 videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- 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