Animated Typography in After Effects: Layering Simple Effects for a Complex Look

Megan Friesth, Motion Designer

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20 Lessons (1h 38m)
    • 1. Welcome

      2:13
    • 2. Class project

      1:18
    • 3. Create text design in Illustrator

      10:57
    • 4. Separate letter pieces into layers

      3:26
    • 5. Create accents in Illustrator

      6:36
    • 6. Animate main letters

      7:26
    • 7. Animate outer outline

      3:47
    • 8. Animate inner outline

      3:54
    • 9. Animate accent lines

      6:27
    • 10. Reverse animation

      3:33
    • 11. Copy animation onto other letters

      15:30
    • 12. Create your own design

      0:53
    • 13. Dashed lines

      2:12
    • 14. Multiple strokes

      2:30
    • 15. Tube stroke

      2:53
    • 16. Animated confetti: circle & square

      8:42
    • 17. Animated confetti: triangle

      5:59
    • 18. Animated confetti: squiggle

      5:28
    • 19. Rendering

      3:35
    • 20. Wrap Up

      0:39
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Project Description

Animate one letter, number, or special character in the same way as I demonstrate in the course. Also, if you came up with your own animated typography style using techniques from this class, you should absolutely share it to the class projects!

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