Lettering Animation Workshop

Part 3


Hey, you can share this with other lettering artists who might want to learn animation :D

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You should watch these in order:

If you haven't seen Part 1, you'll want to watch that first.

Watch Part 1

Watch Part 2


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



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

  • Just bounce the first and last strokes (no need to make EVERYTHING bounce on your first attempt)

  • 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 page and post your homework



Keyboard shortcuts

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

Cmd + F
Takes you to the search bar in the timeline

. (period)
Zoom in

, (comma)
Zoom out

Alt + → or ← (when keyframe(s) is selected)
Move keyframe one frame to the right or left

Pan behind tool (to move anchor point)