Animated Lettering in After Effects

Megan Friesth, Motion Designer

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21 Lessons (1h 41m)
    • 1. Welcome

      1:19
    • 2. Inspiration

      0:41
    • 3. Class project

      0:57
    • 4. Getting started in Illustrator

      4:04
    • 5. Tracing letters

      6:09
    • 6. Adjusting your path

      9:57
    • 7. Getting ready for animation

      4:00
    • 8. Adding connectors and extensions

      1:16
    • 9. Importing into AE

      4:21
    • 10. Trim paths

      5:20
    • 11. Non-script lettering

      5:51
    • 12. Easing

      5:51
    • 13. Animating connectors and extensions

      8:29
    • 14. Adding a texture

      9:30
    • 15. Importing .psd file

      5:48
    • 16. Animating textured lettering

      7:21
    • 17. Masking

      1:59
    • 18. Adding colors

      4:23
    • 19. Animate out

      8:39
    • 20. Exporting (rendering)

      4:40
    • 21. Wrap-up

      0:32
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Project Description

Create a monoline lettering animation piece using the write-on technique taught in this class.

Theme:

  • Choose a verb: something you like to do
  • Choose a noun: a place you like to do that thing

For example: explore Colorado or surf Costa Rica. If you have something else in mind that doesn't fit the theme that's totally fine!

Be creative! Feel free to add accents and other designs to your animation. You could even use a photograph for the background of your design.

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