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Lower Third #2: Learn How to Create Cool Lower Thirds in Adobe After Effects CC

teacher avatar F. Alamadi, Motion Graphics & Animations

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Lessons in This Class

7 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. Welcome to Lower Third #2 Class

      0:54
    • 2. Preview Lower Third Title 2

      0:39
    • 3. Technique 4: Track Matte

      2:30
    • 4. Creating Lower Third Title 2 - Design

      5:34
    • 5. Creating Lower Third Title 2 - Animate

      9:03
    • 6. Render Lower Thirds

      5:29
    • 7. Thanks and Wrap Up

      1:43
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Attention:

We highly recommend you to start from the First Class (Lower Third #1) of this series. because we have talked about the basics of After Effects for new users and some useful techniques that we will use them in the other 5 classes.

Class 1: Lower Third #1

Class 2: Lower Third #2

Class 3: Lower Third #3

Class 4: Lower Third #4

Class 5: Lower Third #5

Class 6: Lower Third #6

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Hello Everybody

And welcome to another really great after effects tutorial from Video Course Center.

As you may know, lower thirds are really useful when you want to help audiences to know the person who is talking to the camera or use them as a title for introducing a movie, project, and so on.

We have a series consist of 6 separate classes and in each class, we are going to learn and use essential techniques that are really necessary for creating awesome lower thirds. I highly recommend you start from the first class of this series. because we have talked about the basics of After Effects for new users and some useful techniques that we will use them in the other 5 classes.

You can find the links for other Lower thirds classes in the video description.

In this class, we’re gonna learn how to create this lower third in after effects.

  • First, you will learn essential techniques that are necessary for creating our lower third in this class.
  • Then we’ll build our Lower Third using Shape layers, texts, masks, solid layers, Text animators, and some of other After Effects built-in tools.
  • Next, I’ll show you how to animate this lower third using keyframes.
  •  And finally, I’ll show you how to render your Lower Thirds with alpha channel so anyone can use it in any editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut, and so on.

This class is very easy to follow and even if you are new after effects user you will be able to follow along!

This course is appropriate for all After Effects users (from Novice to Expert).

  • Do you want to be able to create your own professional looking lower thirds and titles animation?
  • Do you want to create cool animated lower thirds titles on your own instead of paying someone else to do it for you?
  • Do you want to learn how to create professional lower thirds package and sell them in After Effects Marketplaces?

So, you're in the right place at the right time, This class resolves all your needs!

This is The Most Complete Guide to Lower Thirds and Titles Animation in Adobe After Effects. This course covers all essential techniques that are really necessary for everyone who wants to become master in creating video titles, titles animation, kinetic typography, motion graphics, and dynamic shape lines techniques.

So! What are you waiting for?!

Enroll now and learn how to create cool and professional looking lower thirds in after effects.

So, let’s get started:) 

See you in class!

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Classes Previews:

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Class 3: Lower Third #3

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Class 4: Lower Third #4

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Class 5: Lower Third #5

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Class 6: Lower Third #6

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If you are new After Effects user please watch this course from the beginning so you will get a complete overview of After Effects.

Thanks for enrolling in this course and we hope to see you inside this online video course!

 

Enroll & Enjoy!

 

 

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I'm here to create online video classes to teach you how to create awesome Motion Graphics, how to use After Effects to create Lower Thirds, Titles Animation, Visual Effects, Slideshows, Openers,... and other interesting video effects in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and so on...

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1. Welcome to Lower Third #2 Class: Hello, everybody. And welcome to another really great aftereffects tutorial from video course center. In this class, we're gonna learn how to create this low offered in after effects. First even learn essential techniques that are really necessary for creating or lower Third in this glass, then will build or Lowther using shape players, text masks, solid layers, takes any matures and some of other after expecting tools. Next, I'll show you how to and make this law 30 using key frames. And finally, I'll show you how to render your lower thirds with Alpha Channel so anyone can use it in any editing suffer like other a premium pro final cut and so on. This class is very easy to follow, and even if you are a new after fix user, he will be able to follow along and run now and learn how to create cool and professional looking lower thirds in after effects. So let's get started. See your glass 2. Preview Lower Third Title 2: hello and welcome in this class. We're going to create lower third number two. But before that, we have to talk about some essential techniques that are really necessary for creating this lower third track. Matte all format and all for inverted Matt Utilizing this technic inside, it'll be after effects. You can create impressive looking on high quality, low if it's entitles animation that will take your readers to the next level. So let's start learning this professional and essential technique. Thanks and see you in next lecture. 3. Technique 4: Track Matte: In this lecture, we will explore on unsocial technique called track matte. But what is Trackman? A track matte is an invisible layer that is used to control the opacity off the layer. Directly benefit this there can anything you want. For example, salad layers, shapes, text video or even another composition. He ever have a text layer, and we will add a rectangle shape above this text layer. Click on this empty area to dis elect everything. Now click on this rectangle tour in full colors like white on for District, click on a strict options. And so, like Noah struck. Now drag tangle over this text layer. The top layer recovered the layer below it entirely. Rename this layer to tax Matt. Now we have two layers a text layer at the bottom on the shape layer at the top. The next thing you will have to do is go to your track matte column and enable the track matte on the layer below your text. Matt, if you cannot see this color, you may have to click on the toggle more switch button at the bottom of the screen. All you can right click on this narrow area and select columns modes. All you can hit a four on the cable. The column shows a combo box with a number of options for the track. Matte on four months, I'll find Voted Matt Limo, Matt Limo Inverted Mans the Big Discuss other options later. What for now, just note that you need to set the TRACKMAN option on the text layer that is below your track. My player. This will turn the layer above it into a track matte on automatically make it invisible. Why doing this action were telling after facts that we want this text layer to be visible only when it is inside this rectangle shape area on. Now, if you move your text layer, you can see only that portion off. The text layer is visible that is inside of this rectangle shape layer. And now if we change tack might option toe all for inverted. Matt, you can see only that portion off. The text layer is visible that is, outside of visits, angle, shape, layer. Okay, this was a brief description and that on format on all for inverting magic Knicks, we will use these techniques a lot while creating on the authors and titles. OK, I hope you have enjoyed these tactics and see you in next lecture 4. Creating Lower Third Title 2 - Design: hello and welcome. In this lecture, we are going to design or third number two on In next lecture, we will work on animating the slower thirds. Okay, So, like lower thirds folder and click on, create in your folder button and change its name. Toe Lowther to now from many. Or choose composition in your composition and for name type Lower Third, too. On the some things are the same as previous Lower Third, so nothing needs to be changed. But be sure that the duration is said to eight seconds. It's okay, but, um, now it's time to create or first text click on textile and type your text, for example. Supervisor MRV Flint Change Texas style to create more interesting text. Be sure your text alignment adjusted to left align text in paragraph panel and renamed text layer to text one. OK, now it's time to add a second text killing context food and type your text. For example, Character animation supervisor change full size and Texas type increase tracking option to have more spaces between characters and rename text layer to text to and drag it under text one day a year. Okay, I want to add 1/3 text so killing on textile and type your text. For example, Future frames of Watch Our Matrix Mad Max Select All Tex characters on unjust form, size and renamed text layer to text. Three. Now select all text layers and in align panel, click on horizontal lived alignment on at just text layer positions. Now we want to add a box on their text to layer silicon rectangle tool for feel. Select the color for a stroke option. Select none and now click and drag a box in composition window training this box shaped toe box one and put it under all text layers. We need another box shape, so silicon rectangle tool again select different color for feel on for a struck option. Jews None. A. Now click and drag a box in composition window. Renee. This box shaped two bucks to and put it under our layers. Now it's time to change Box one settings. Open size property and adjust it for box to. We need to change the size, too. So open size option and change numbers. Okay, now select Box one and Box two, and in allowing panel, click on horizontal center alignment now select. Move to or press wiki on your keyboard on. I just position for text and share players if you need it. I just positioned for all items in this competition and be sure they are incorrect. Position. Use shift key on a row case to move items faster. Now it's time to connect. All items are visible. Third toe on color system, so open color system composition and select color settings and heat F. Three. Look This panel, hoping the author to composition and added feel effect to this layer by selecting effects. Generate freely pillows Full panel Select text one and hit E to load full effect. Hold all K and left click on color stopwatch and killing unpick clip I can on drag it over the text color preset now Select text to Apple I feel effect Carlos Field Panel. It's a key. Holds art on left click on color Stopwatch on now Gilligan, Pickwick, Pichon and drag it over Text color preset again for text. Three Selected on Jews effects generate. Fill it a key. Kyllo's field panel hold Archy left click on color stopwatch and drag pickup. I couldn't over a text color preset you can collect them to different text color percents. It's depends on you. Okay for Box one selected Open field property left click on color stopwatch on drag people I can over the shape color presets for box to repeat the same process. Open field property left click on color Stopwatch on drag pick, icon over the shape. Color preset. OK, now it's time to add martyrs. Go to 2nd 3 and press all and the Starkey a non fat and type in for comment section. Then go to 2nd 5 and press all and the Starkey a non pat and type out for comment section. OK, now click on project tap on, then open sequence composition. Select lower 3rd 1 and heat. Okey to go to the end off this clip, then drag Luther to into this composition and heat open bracket key on your keyboard to move it toe. This time. Now I just little third position on the screen. Okay. This was designed in part off the author to We will work on animating this lower third in next lecture, so don't miss it. Thanks for watching and see you in next lecture 5. Creating Lower Third Title 2 - Animate: hello and welcome in this lecture. We're going to work on animating Luther number two. Okay. Without wasting time. Let's start animating. Select X one and reposition Anchor Point panel. Select down Arrow and Price. Reposition bottom. Put time indicator over in marker and then press a key to create a key frame for anchor point. Now go to the beginning off the composition and change anchor points value until this layer goes down. Select key frames, right click and select key frame interpellation and set it to linear. Select Lasky Frame and choose. Keep from Assistant is again right. Click on Lasky Frame and Select Keeper and Velocity and for influence type 90 persons. Okay, now we want text one to be visible only when it is inside this area, so we need the rectangle shape as a mat, so creator eternal shape with white color on without a stock, click and drag this earth angle in this area. Rene me to text one mat. Put it over. Tax one layer. If you can see Chakma column, click on Tuggle Switch mode or right click on this nearer area and select columns modes or hit F four now for Texas. One layer in Chakma column Select all formats, as you can see now, or text layer is only visible when it is inside this mad shape. Okay, let us start animating text to put time indicator over in marker and interposition. Anchor point panel. Select down Aargh and press reposition button. Select text to then press a key and create a key frame for anchor point. Now go to the beginning off the composition and change anchor point value until this layer goes down. Select both key frames, right Click on select Key Frame in population and set it Selenia Select Last Different and choose Kid from Assistant Eazy E's Again, right Click on Alaska Frame and select from Velocity and for influence type 90 persons. Okay, a scrubbing time running to see down emission. Okay, now everyone takes to layer to be visible only vanities inside this area so we can replicate box one and use it as a mat. So from menu select edit applicator rene me to text to Matt on, put it over. Text to layer and from track. Matte column Select all format item Now. As you can see, textile layer is only visible when it is inside this math shape. Okay, Now let's start animating text three in reposition Anchor point man, they'll select, operable and press reposition bottom. This time, I want to use another tactic called on for inverted Matt. So create a rectangle shape with white color on without a stroke. Click and drag it over here. Rene me to text three Matt and put it on top of text three layer. We want extra layer to be visible only when it is outside this white box. So this time from track matte columns, select on for inverted Matt item. Okay, Now let's animate Text three layer. Put time indicator over in marker and press a key and create a key frame. Now go to the beginning off the composition and change anchor points value until this layer goes on their tax three mat layer. Okay. Select both key frames, right. Click and select different winter population and city to Lenya. So the glass key frame and Jews Key frame assistant. Easy is and again, right. Click on last different opening keep from velocity and for influence type 90 persons. Okay, a scrapping time. Right to see the animation. Okay, good. Now we want to animate Box one, selected on from preposition Anchor Point Man l Select down arrow and press Reposition bottom. Put time in the gator over in marker and press s key to load escape property. Turn off this chain button to disable uniforms Scale on now click on stopwatch to create a key frame for escape, go to the beginning and change skate Y Value to zero. Select Lasky Frame and Jews Key Frame assistant Eazy E's and finally right Click on Lasky Frame Opening Key frame velocity on for influence type 90% Now scrapping timeline to see the result. Now we want to animate box, too. Selected on from repulsion Anchor Point Panel, Select Left Arrow and Press Reposition bottom. Put time indicator over in market and press s key. Turn off this chain button to disable uniform Escape on now click on the stopwatch to create a key frame for escape property. Go to the beginning on this time. Change scale X value to zero. Select Lasky Frame Triscuit Frame Assistant. Easy is and finally right. Click unless give frame open, keep from velocity and for influence, type 90 persons. Now again, it's striving timeline. Okay, that's good. Now began at offsets between key frames to have more interesting animation. For example, isolate X two and X three layers press Yuki to load all changed properties. Go to the beginning and for text, two layers like first key frame, Hold all and press right Arrow key five times. Now we want to act in frames offset related to the beginning off the composition. So select first different hold shift on our case on price, right? Iraqi wants by holding shifty, we will jump 10 frames now. If I described in timeline, you can see we have a nice offset within texts. Okay, hi track Matte column 10 on motion Blur for all the years. Select track matte players and prescribe button for them. Then lock them on. Activate shy about in here and find a letter on motion. Blur bottom for this composition. Now open seconds composition, and it's time to add or time remapping case. Select Lowther to right. Click on it. Select time a neighborhood time remapping. Go to in marker and click on this diamond, wanting to create a key frame over this weekend, select the ski frame and from many Jews edit. Copy. Goto out. Marker on from menu. Choose edit paste. Now. Did it last different? Select first gear frame and juice at it. Copy. Now go to the end. Off the author to composition and heat. Edit paste. Now, as you can see or lower, third appears from the beginning to second tree on from second tree to 2nd 5 The lower third stays on this screen on from 2nd 5 to 2nd 8 it will go to its first situation. Okay to see a ramp review here, Sally close to it. I key to jump to the beginning. Then he'd be key to put work area. Start handle here. Now it's okay to jump to the end off this clip on. Finally hit Anke to put work area and handle here. 10 on motion blur for this little third on. Also, activate motion blur bottom. Now press ramp review button to see a preview off this animation. Okay, Now we want to add this low author to cut on the composition, so select Lowther two and hit. Edit Copy, then go to cattle composition and hit edit paste. SelecTV is lower third and he s key and decrease lower third Skane and adjust its position in this composition. Okay, Little 32 is finished. I hope you have enjoyed creating this level third. And I hope you have learned new shortcuts and techniques during this section. So thanks for watching and see you in next lecture. 6. Render Lower Thirds: okay, in this lecture, I want to show you how to render your love authors and titles in a job after facts. So open seconds composition and select one of your law authors and from menu, choose edit Copy. Now open one of these render compositions. We suppose you want to render a lower third over a four K video so open. Render four K composition now from many, or choose edit paste. Here. You can drag your media into this composition as your background. But if you want to render of is low effort with offer channel, I mean on transparent background. Delete voicemail your file or hide it now if you click untangle transplants, agreed. Bottom. You can see these checkerboards that it means your background is transparent. Maybe you want to change the relation of your lower thirds so selected and hit you key on your keyboard to open time. Remapping key frames, as you know or lower Third comes into the same during first key frame to second key frame. Then it will stay on the screen from second key frame to the third key frame on. Finally, it goes out of this screen from third key frame to the fourth key frame. So if you want to have your lower third for longer time on the screen, you must drag and the fiscal IP to the right to make it longer. Then select these two key frames and drag them to the right. During Dragon key frames, you can press shift key to a stop Lasky frame to the end off the clip. Now, if I scrap in timeline, you can see that or lower Third will stay longer under screen and finally are just work area handles. If you want to change composition live, you can heat console K Tau open competition something's window and change duration here. Or you can drag work area, start and end handles to adjust the composition live. Now it's time to render this low effect, so select. Render four K competition from menu. Choose composition at to render queue or heat console M. Here we have three sections. Render settings outwit Marshall on out with two in vendor searching section Click of this option you have You have four main options Quality resolution from rate on time span. Set quality to best said resolution to fool on activate use comes friend rate option. Or, if you want to render in different from rate, you can choose this item. For example, if you want to render a video for you tube, you can set it to 29.97 on for time span. Set it to work area only. It's OK. Button in output module section. Click on this option Informer Drop Down menu. You can select different formats. Quick time is a good format. It creates that's move or that and before files for you. Based on which compressor you want to choose here in video at sport, you can choose your video compressor. Click on format options to see video codex available for your selected video format, in this case, for quick time here in video Codex Drop Down menu. You can select your compressor H 0.264 crates, almost the smallest file size with great quality. I had you recommend that if you can see it's going to 64 compressor here, it means you have to insult Rutan player on your system, so with it Apple website and download latest quick time program for your computer and restart your aftereffects. Then you will find this compressor in this list. But remember that if you want to render your loafers with all four channel, I mean on transparent background, you have to choose animation compressor because each 0.264 does not support off a channel. As you can see, if I choose, explain to six for as my compressor now in channels, drop down menu RGB A plus Alpha option is disabled, but when I choose animation as my compressor, then this RGB, a plus off option will be enabled. And it means my videos rigged Orender with Alpha Channel. If you have audio in your videos, so you must like, hold your art, put on option and here you can adjust your audio settings. It's OK button now in Article two section. By clicking on this small arrow button, you can see different options for naming your output file. For example, you can choose company company on dimensions, company on frame range and some other options that you can use them for naming a rendered finds on. Finally click on this name. Select your destination folder and choose your file name and heat. Save bottom. Now you can print surrender bottom. And in composition window, you can see purview off rendering video. But if you tell on your caps lock button, you will freeze and disable. Refreshing this preview window by doing this action, your render will be faster and it will save you a few minutes in rendering process. Okay, I hope you will find this lecture useful on if you have any questions about rendering your videos in after effects, you can post your questions in discussion for or send us email. Thanks for watching and see you in next lecture. 7. Thanks and Wrap Up: Hello and congratulations. You have reached the end of this class. I hope you have learned new techniques in this class. Now I highly recommend you to watch all six parts off this nor third serious classes to learn all essential techniques in after effects, you can find links for other law. Third classes in video description. Now it's your turn to create your creative law thirds and post it here. Or send us we're email and let me and other students see your awesome law offense. 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