Lettering Animation Workshop

Part 2

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Who is this workshop for?

  • Lettering artists who want to stand out from the crowd of static designs out there

  • Designers who want to add animation to their client services

  • Anyone who wants to animate but finds After Effects complicated and random tutorials out there just don't cut it

Plugins mentioned

Motion

Overlord

Butt Capper

In this After Effects file, you’ll find:

  • Spacing

  • Graph Editor / Anticipation

  • Variable width write-on animation

Keyboard shortcuts

Shift + F3 (on Mac, you may need to do Shift + fn + F3)
Open/Close graph editor

Cmd + D
Duplicate selected layer or composition

Cmd + [ (left bracket) or ] (right bracket)
Move selected layer up or down by one

Cmd + ↑ or ↓
Change which layer is selected by going up or down

Cmd + Shift + â†‘ or ↓
Select layers as you go up or down

B (for beginning)
Move beginning of work area to playhead

N (for end)
Move end of work area to playhead

' (apostrophe)
Turn on/off Title/Action Safe (good for lining things up to the middle)

Homework

  • Create a write on animation with the new Alpha Matte technique... and be sure to customize your graph editor curves!!

  • If it's your first animation, stick with the basics

  • If you're a little more seasoned, push the boundaries and get creative

  • Use the hashtag #LetteringAnimation and tag me (@ItsAustinSaylor on Twitter and Instagram) I'd love to see what you make!

  • Join the Facebook pop-up group


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