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Lower Third #3: Learn How to Create Cool Lower Thirds in Adobe After Effects CC

Shahriar Hosseini, Motion Graphics & Animations

Lower Third #3: Learn How to Create Cool Lower Thirds in Adobe After Effects CC

Shahriar Hosseini, Motion Graphics & Animations

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7 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Welcome to Lower Third #3 Class

      0:54
    • 2. Preview Lower Third Title 3

      0:39
    • 3. Technique 5: Solid Layers and Masks

      2:51
    • 4. Designing Lower Third Title 3

      6:16
    • 5. Animating Lower Third Title 3

      9:29
    • 6. Render Lower Thirds

      5:29
    • 7. Thanks and Wrap Up

      1:43
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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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Class 3: Lower Third #3

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Class 5: Lower Third #5

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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 #3 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 3: hello and welcome in this class. We are going to create low third number three. But before that, we have to talk about some essential techniques that are really necessary for creating this lower third sad layers and masks. In next lecture, we will talk about creating simple, solid layer. And also we've been at masks to this layer to create interesting law authors and titles animation in It'll be after facts. So let's start learning this professional and essential technique. Thanks and see you in next lecture. 3. Technique 5: Solid Layers and Masks: in this lecture, we are going to talk about solid layers and masks at first at a text layer two of composition and change its color to green. Now we want to create a mask for this text with the salad layer. Okay To create a solid layer. Select layer new son it well, he's council Why or common by inside settings. Window for name type sided mask, then killing unmasked camp size bottle to create a salad layer that fits in all composition for color, select white color and hit OK. Now select solid Mass. Claire and he t under keyboard toe open capacity property. For this layer, change its capacity to 50 persons. Now we can see or text that is, Blow this layer. Select solid mass clear and from tool bars like rectangle tool and drag rectangle around your text. You can also create your custom mask shape. To do this, you can select this mask and hit delete on your keyboard. Select side mask layer if it's not selected yet, and click on pen tool and start drawing your custom mask shape again. If you want to draw a straight lines, don't forget to hold shift key while clicking. If you can see this mask under solid mask, you can select side mask and hit em on your keyboard toe. Open mass property. Now you can see a mask added to this solid mask layer et on your keyboard and change its capacity to 100 persons. In this case, your salad layer has to be on top of the text layer, so if it's not, you must drag it above the text layer. Okay, now revolt or text to be visible when it is inside of this box, so the next thing you have to do is to go to your track. Matte column in the layer properties window on from drop Down menu Select I'll format for text layer. If you cannot see this column, you may have to click on the toggle mode switch button at the bottom of the screen. Oregon. Right Click on this nearer area and select columns moat, or you can hit F four on the keyboard. Why didn't this action retelling aftereffects that the front of this text layer to be visible on Lee when it is inside this rectangle shape layer? Now if you move your text layer, you can see only that portion of the text layer is visible. That is, inside this rectangle shape layer. And now if you change track matte option Tau alpha inverted. Matt, you can see only that portion of the text layer is visible. That is outside off this rectangle shape layer. This was a brief description about creating masked by using a salad layer. Okay, see you in next lecture. 4. Designing Lower Third Title 3: hello and welcome In this lecture, we are going to design over third number three on the next lecture revealed. Work on animating this lower third. So select Lower third Main folder and click on Create in Your Father bottom and change its name to Lower Third too. Now from menu select composition, new composition and for name type, Lower Third Tree on. The settings are the same as previous lower thirds, so nothing needs to be changed it. Okay, but now that's great. Or first text getting on textile and type your text. For example, the effects artist Elizabeth Anderson now changed Texas time to create more interesting texts. Rename text layer to text one. OK, now it's time to add or second text killing on textile and type your text, for example, compositing on rendering artists change text size and form for Stein. Increase tracking option to have more spaces between characters. Rename it to text to drag it under text. One layer Onda Just text layer position in paragraph panel for text one. Be sure to adjust text element to left, align text and for text to set it to right. I'll indexed in this section we are going to use salad. There's instead of shape, objects to create or boxes, so from menu, choose layer New salad press. Make comp size bottom to create a solid layer that fits into this competition on a just color for this salad layer. Directive this solid there under text layers silicon rectangle to on, then drag a line in composition with, though in fact we are creating a mask for this salad layer. Rename they solid layer to line one Onda just its position. Now we want to create two boxes under this text to layer on again. We will use solid layers for creating these boxes. So from menu select layer new solid chance color for this saga there, like this salad there under our layers silicon rectangle tool and then drag a box under this text layer. In fact, we are creating a mask for this salad layer. Rename this layer to box one. We want tohave another box under this box so immediately duplicate this box selected on from miniatures. Edit Replicate like this box to layer on their box one to change color off these solid There you can select it, and from many which was layer side settings on here. You can change the color now. Select box two and hit em Key to load masks created for this layer. Silicon selection to or hit Vicki on double. Click on one of these mask handles and change masks size now Select box to Box one on text to and align panel. Click on Vertical center alignment So good so far. Now it's time to connect these lower third tour color control system So open color system composition. Select color sittings, object on from many or choose effects FX control or hit after a on your keyboard on Like this. Panel now open lower third composition to operate color to a text layer. We have toe other feel effect, so from menu select effects, generate feet close fill panel Select text one and heat Kiki Open Phil Effect on hold RK and click on color support. Then drag pick trip over one of these tax color presets. Okay, follow the same process to connect text to text color preset selected from many witches effects generate freely close feel abandoned. Select XTO and hit IKI open Filofax. Hold al que and click on color support, then drag. Pick it over one of these text color presents. Okay. Similar to text layers to change color off solid layers. We have to add feel effect to them. So select line one from menu or select effects. Generate feel Girls freed panel Select line one and heat et open. Feel effects. Hold all key and click on color. Stopwatch on, then black pick trip over one of these shape color presets. Okay, follow the same process for box one on box two layers, select box one from menu. Choose FX Generate Feel philosophy panel. Sadiq Bucks one and he e key Open. Feel effect. Hold alky. Click on color. Stopwatch on drag. Pick it over the shape. Color presets. Okay, Now select box to from menu Select FX generate field, close food panel. Select box too. And he'd iki open Filofax off all kay Kerrigan colors. Stopwatch and drag Pick trip over a shape color presets. OK, now it's time to add markers. So go to second tree and press all and the Starkey a non pat and type in for common section . Then go to 2nd 5 and press Altana Starkey a non pad and type out for common section. Okay, Now open sequence competition on activate project up on, then the global third Into this composition, subject Lowther to and heat Oh, key on your keyboard to go to the end off his script. Then select over 33 heat open bracket key on your keyboard to move it for this time. Now at just loafers position on the screen. Okay, this Waas designing part of Lowther Tree, we will work on animating visible third in next lecture. So thanks for watching and see you in next lecture. 5. Animating Lower Third Title 3: hello and welcome in this lecture, we are going to work on animating global third number three. Okay, without wasting time. Let's start animating this lower effect at first Select line More layer on in reposition anchor pouring panel. Select up a row on presser position bottom. Put time indicator over in marker, then press a key and created different for anchor points. Now go to the beginning off the composition and change anchorman's value until this solid layer goes to the other side of the composition. Select both key frames, right, click and choose. Keep framing tabulation on set. Special inspiration to Lanier Select Lasky Frame and Jews keep from assistant Easy is and right. Click on Lasky frame and choose Keep from velocity and for influence type 90 persons. Now if I stop in time, run, you can see or line comes from right to left. Now go to 2nd 1 and move first key frame to this time. Select lined one. If it's not selected yet, hold shifty and press s key to load escaped property. Turn off this chain button to disable uniforms scale and now click on stopwatch to create a kid's room for escape. property. Go to the beginning off the composition and change scale Y value to zero. Select both key frames and juice. Key from assistant. Easy is and right click in Alaska. Frame open, keep from velocity and for influence, type 90 persons now describing timeline to see the result. OK, now it's time to animate text one. So select text one on your reposition Anchor point panel. Select Left Arrow on Price reports Jim Button. Put time indicator over in marker, then press a key and create a key frame for anchor point. Now go to the beginning of the composition and change anchor point value and police this text layer on the left side. Off the screen. Select Bosque frames right click psyche for him in population and Jews. Linear, Select, Last key frame and choose. Keep him assistant Easy's right Click on NASCAR frame and she was keeper in velocity and for influence type 90 persons. Okay, this is what we have created so far. Now we want or text one to be visible only when it is on the right side. Off line. One object, so we need a mask for this situation. So from menu or select layer new salad. Choose a color for it. Did I get below all the years? Rename it to text one mat. Why this layer? Is this the selected Click a rectangle tool and drag a rectangle blow takes more layer. Now again, drag this layer overtakes more layer. Click on the toggle button or right click on this nearer area and select column Months now in track. McCollum for text one. Choose on format item. We want this solid layer moves with line one mayor. So right. Click on this narrow area and activate parents column. Click on text one mat p clip icon and drag it over a line. One layer as a casino or salad layer is a child for line one and moves with it. Okay, let us start animating text to select takes to layer in reposition anchor point panels like Right arrow. Impressive. Reposition bottom for this text layer. We need a mat object. We can create it by using rectangles. Will all? We can't applicator it from box one. So select box one on Duplicated. Rename it to text to Matt and move it over. Text two for text to in track. Matte Colin. Choose all format item now select X to put time indicator over in market and then press a key to create a key frame for anchor point. Go to the beginning of the composition and change anchor points value until this layer goes to the right. I mean out off the mat area. Select musky frames, right click and select key from a calculation and choose linear. For this option. Select Lasky frame and choose Keep from assistant. Easy is on the right. Click. Unmask a frame on Jews keeping velocity and for influence type 90 persons. Okay, I described in time going to see the results. Now it's time to animate Box one and Box two Select Box or for this object. In fact, we need to animate the mask we have created for this started there, so press em to load mask for this layer. Put type indicator over in Markle and critic Efrem for mass path. Now go to the beginning off the composition and click on selection toe or hit Vicki on double. Click on one of these mask handles and change masks size. Use a scroll bottom on your mouths to zoom and use a space marquee to pan in your composition, Put mask edge over each other by doing this action or box, it will be disappear. Okay, salute. Waske frames right. Click on Jews key for him, interpellation and then select linear option. So, like Lasky frame and choose Kiefer assistant. Eazy E's Again, right click on Lasky Frame Open Keeper in velocity and for influence, type 90%. Now follow the same process for box, too. Select box to press empty load mask for this layer. Create a key for him for mass path over in marker. Now go to the beginning off the composition and click on selection Tool and double click on one of these mass candles and change masks size put mask AIDS over each other. Select Lasky frame and choose. Give him assistant Easy's and again right Click Alaska Frame open, Keep from velocity and for influence, type 90 persons. Okay, Scott, in time going to see the result. Okay, good. Now we can add offset between key frames. Toe have more interesting animation, so select box to box, mourn and text. Two layers. Press your key to load our changed properties. In this case, anchor points and mass craft now go to time once again and five frames move key frames for these three items to this time. Now select first key frames for box one and text to and offset them for five times my holding RK and pressing right Iraqi for five times. Now select first key for him off text to and moving five frames to the right toe. Add on officer to it. Now if I describing time, then you can see that we have a nice after within these texts and shapes. Okay, now it's like math layers and press shy bottom for them and then locked him and activate shy button here. Turn on motion blur for all layers on uncertain on motion Blur button for this composition . Now open sequence composition. It's time to add or time remapping keys, so select Lowther three and right. Click on it and choose time. Enable time remapping. Go to a marker and click on this diamond button to create a key frame. Over this point, select this key frame and from many or choose edit Copy Goto out, marker on from many or choose edit paste. Select Lasky frame on village. It then select first key frame and choose edit Copy and finally go to the end Off this clip on hit edit paste to see around prove you select loafer tree it Okey to jump to the end of this clip. Hit N g to place work area and handle here his ikey to jump to the beginning Off this clip on heat be key to place Work area start handled here tell on motion blur for this lower third. Now press trample every button to see Prevue off this animation. Okay, Now we want at this lower third to cut all the composition. So select Lowther tree and heat added copy. Then go to cattle composition and hit edit paste. Now drag it to the beginning. Off the composition. He s Katie. Load escape property and decreased lower third escape and adjust its position. Okay, No author tree is finished and I hope you have enjoyed scraping this'll over 30. 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. If you want to learn more about after facts and to be a master in this suffering, we ask you to visit or portfolio here on Visit our website with a course center that come regularly because we are working hard to create more and more online video courses for Adobe after effects on other related suffer about filmmaking on video editing. Also, you can follow us or subscribe to or cello on social media networks like YouTube, Facebook, instagram, etcetera to see or legis updates on or free video tutorials. And if you have any questions regarding lectures, effects and techniques you have learned in this class, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately by email or posted questions in the discussion for reveal. We're really happy to answer your questions. Thank you so much for being with us until the end of this class, and we would really appreciate your taking the time to write a review and liberating for this class. This is simple step for you, but it means a lot to us and we hope you have found it at five US operating class. Thanks a lot again for enrolling, and I hope to see you in or other online video classes. We are ready to see your awesome lower things. Thank you on by.