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Lower Third #5: Learn How to Create Cool Lower Thirds in Adobe After Effects CC

Shahriar Hosseini, Motion Graphics & Animations

Lower Third #5: Learn How to Create Cool Lower Thirds in Adobe After Effects CC

Shahriar Hosseini, Motion Graphics & Animations

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7 Lessons (28m)
    • 1. Welcome to Lower Third #5 Class

      0:54
    • 2. Preview Lower Third Title 5

      0:39
    • 3. Technique 8: Luma Inverted Matte

      2:17
    • 4. Designing Lower Third Title 5

      6:43
    • 5. Animating Lower Third Title 5

      10:13
    • 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 #5 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 5: Hello, unwelcome in this class. We're going to create lower third number five. But before that, we have to talk about some essential techniques get are really necessary for creating these lower thirds track matte your mom at on bloomer inverted mats. Utilizing this useful technique, you can create professional looking and very high quality low affairs and titles that will take your videos to the next level. So let's start knowing this new essential technique. Okay, See you in next lecture. 3. Technique 8: Luma Inverted Matte: in this lecture. I want to show you how to use Limo Matt to create interesting titles or lower thirds. Now we will add a rectangle shape below this text layer. Click on this empty area to dislike everything. Now click on Visa Rectangle to in full color. Select the color and for a stroke, click on district options and select first option to set it to Noah. Stock and press OK and now black rectangle over this text layer. Rename this shape layer to title. Loomer Matt. Now you have two layers. In this technique. Your shape layer has to be under taxslayer, so select title UMA Matt and drag it on their text layer. Now go to your track Matte column in the Layer properties window on enabled the Duma inverted matt on the layer below your text. If you cannot see this color, you may have to click on the toggle mode. Switch bottom at the bottom of the screen, or you can right click on this in a row area and select columns modes. Or you can hit F four on the cable. As you can see, this action will turn the shapely into Loomer inverted Matt on the text layer will be automatically invisible by doing this action were telling after effects that we want. These text layer makes the whole based on text characters inside this shape layer to see its effects. Clearly you can click on this Tuggle transparency Greet bottom. Now you can see that, or check what grade is visible through the text because or text characters have created hole inside these rectangle. Now, if you move your text layer, you can see that the tax is only visible when it is inside this rectangle shape layer. And now if it changed track matte option to limo Matt, you can see that rectangle shape earlier will be invisible on only that portion of the text layer is visible that is inside visit angle, shape, layer. This technique can be implemented using solid layers to I mean, you can use a solid layer instead up a shape layer. Okay, if this was a brief description about the moment on Dima Inverted Matic Knicks Thanks for watching and see you in next lecture 4. Designing Lower Third Title 5: hello and welcome. In this lecture, we are going to design lower third number five and in next lecture we will walk on animating the slow effect. Okay, without bursting time. Got to start creating all over 30. Select Lower Third folder and click on, Create a new for the bottle and changed its name to lower 3rd 5 Now create in your composition on for name type blue. 3rd 5 All the some things are the same as previous lower thirds, so we don't need to change these settings. Hit OK, butter. Now let's create or first text, click on textile and type your text. For example, Designer Oliver Ground Change Texas style to create more interesting texts and rename it to text one. Okay, now we want to add or second text so silicon textile and type your text, for example. Professional graphic designer. Select our characters and change full size and text style changed tracking toe. Have more space between characters and rename this layer to text to. Now it's time to add shape players, so we will use a lips tool for creating a circle to the color for Phil option for a struck option. Select non hold console and shift key and drag to create a perfect circle. Rename it to Circle one and rugged under our layers. Adjust position for all items inside the composition. Now we need the box for this low effort, so silicon rectangle tool on drag a box in composition window. Choose a color for feel option. Put it under all layers and rename it to Box one. If you need to change box size, you can open rectangle path, warm property and turn off chain bottom. And now you can adjust size property. Select text layers and in paragraph panel. Be sure they are adjusted to left. Align text on. Also in a lying panel, Click on horizontal left alignment. Select Circle one. Any reposition anchor point panel. Click on center on Press Reposition Bottom Select Box one on your reposition Anchor Point panel killing on left arrow and press. Reposition bottom and finally select Circle one on Box one and in Align panel Silicon vertical center alignment button. Now it's time to add or logo. So select local folder from many or choose file import file. Select your logo on imported direct gear logo over composition bottom. Now Draghi a local composition into lower third composition. Now it s key to load escape property on that. Just it's escape. Okay, now we need a line. So select pen tool for Phil Option select None. Select the color for a stroke. Then I just struck with hold shift key and click two times to create a straight line. Rename it to line one and put it under our layers. Select all items on that just very position inside the composition. Now we need to change order off layers, so select logo and drag it above our layers. If it's not yet put, circle one on the lug layer. Put box one on their text. One on for box one in track. Matte column. She was Louima inverted. Matt Option. As you can see, if you have created a whole by or text inside box shape, I mean, we can see or check board, throw or text. Now I want to show you a new technique. Select Circle one. It's edit replicate. To have a new copy, rename it to circle cart, put it under Circle one open Phil effect and change its color to pure white. Now it asked to load, escape property and increase its A skein. Activate blending mode column and choose silhouette Lamar Option. As you can see, with this hectic, we have cut our layers that are below this circle. Cuts now put language in their over circle cuts. Now it's time to connect a visual effect. Tore color console system So open color system composition, Select color settings. Object and hit F three and your keyboard Lock this panel on now. Open level third composition now select text to on Jews, FX Generate Feel Close Field panel Select X two and hit IKI Open Phil Effect on hold Art Click on color Support on drag Pick trip over the text color percent now for Circle one Selected Open Philip Fact holes off key Click on color Stopwatch on drag Pick trip over the shape color percent for box one Selected open Feel a fact. Hold all key Gilligan Stopwatch on drag pick trip over the shape color preset and finally for or line one selected open stroke. Hold out Really going to stop? Watch on drag pick trip over one of these shape color presets. Okay, so what so far now it's time clad markers. So go to 2nd 3 and Price all on Itzhaki a non pat and type in on. Then go to 2nd 5 and press Ault and Starkey a non pat and type out. Okay, now open sequence composition and activate project. Tap on, then dragged lower. 3rd 5 into these composition. Put lower. 3rd 5 After Lou, 3rd 4 And now I just Lewis third position on this screen. Okay, This was designed in part of level 35 on. We will work on its animation in next lecture. Thanks for watching and see you in next lecture. 5. Animating Lower Third Title 5: hello and welcome. In this lecture, we are going to work on animating with number five. At first we will animate text layers and then we will walk on animating shape players. So let's start animating or tax select X one. Go to in market time. Any reposition anchor point panels on the left arrow and press reposition bottom, then select X one and hit a set a key frame for anchor point. Now go to the beginning of the composition and change anchor point value until this layer goes out off this box layer. Select both key frames, right click and choose key frame interpellation and set it to linear again. Said it. Wealth key frames and choose. Give him assistant Eazy E's On then right click Alaska frame Choose keeper and velocity and for influence type 90 persons. Okay, as you can see or text comes in when I describing timeline. Okay, lets start animating text to for text to We need the box in this area to work as ormat. So select text to any repulsion. Anchor point panel Select top arrow on price Every position button go to in marker It's a key and set a key frame for anchor point. Now go to the beginning of the composition and change anchor point value until this layer goes up. Select both key frames, right click and choose K frame interpellation and city two Linear again. So it both key frames and choose. Keep him assistant Eazy e's and finally, right click on Lasky frame. Choose keeping on velocity and for influence, type 90 persons now vineyard a mat for text to so secret angle tool for vehicular select white on for s truck. Select non dragger box in composition window in this area To cover text to layer, rename it to text to Matt and put it over text to layer. Select text earlier and activate track matte column and select all format item. Now, as you can see or text to layer is visible only when it comes into text to Matt Area. Forget if you need. You can adjust math position now let to start animating online. So to focus on the onion rate in this line, select circle cards, logo and cycle one and hide them now select line one go to in market time and every position Anchor point panel Select Top arrow and press. Reposition bottom now at the trim path to the line. Open three and path one on for start and end. Create key frames. Now go to the beginning off the composition and change and value to zero. Also at the key frame for a start here. Now go to in market time and change. Start value to 100. Select all key frames and choose give from Assistant Eazy E's Select Last Key frame off a start. Right click on it and Jews keep from velocity and for influence type 90%. Then select Last, different off end and Jews capering velocity and for influence type 90% select start key frames. Hold RK and press right Arrow key on at five frames. Officer to eat. Announced like both Lasky frames and move them to the left because we want to have all key frames before in marker. Okay, so it was so far. Maybe it's better to add more officer to first keep them off. Start for example, more five friends. Okay, Now we want to animate circle one, so show this layer in reposition anchor points. Mandel Select Center and President. Position bottom. Now for animating this circle. We will use size property. Be sure you are over in marker time. I just circumcise and create a key frame for size property. Now go to the beginning off the composition and change size value to zero. Select key frames and juice. Keep them assistant Eazy E's On Finally Select Lasky frame right. Click on it and choose Keeper and velocity on for influence. Type 90 persons okay, followed the same process for cycle cut. So show this layer open. Ellipse. Have one on a just size. Be sure you are over in market time created. Keep for him for size property. Now go to the beginning off the composition and change size value to zero. Select key frames and choose key from Assistant Eazy E's Select Lasky frame. Right Click on it and choose keep from velocity on for influence type 90 persons. Now it's time to any made box one. So select box one in reposition Anchor point Mandelson like left on press reposition butter . Select box one again on press s Katie load escape property Go to in marker time. Turn off chain bottom to disabled uniform escape Such a key frame for escape. Go to the beginning off the composition and change scale. X value to zero. Select both key frames and juice. Give him assistant Eazy e's and finally select Lasky Frame right. Click on it and choose Keeper and Velocity. And for influence type 90%. Now let's see what we have so far. Okay, good. No, I think it's better to add offset to some objects to have better animation. So go to 2nd 1 Select box one, text one and text to and move their first key frame to 2nd 1 Okay, it's since. Better now. Now select line von and hit you to see its K frames. Move Lasky frames to the left to complete its animation sooner. Let's see what we have now. Okay, We can officer key frames for 2nd 1 and cycle card, So select circle one and cycle. Cut it. UT low key frames on move their first key frames to have better offsets. Ok, now it's time to animate our logo. So show logo layer and selected in repulsion. Anchor point man else selects center and price of the position bottom. We want to animate, escape and rotate. So press s then hold shifty and press are toe. Add these properties at key French to both off them while you are over in market time, go to 2nd 1 Change escape a zero on for rotate. Enter negative. 90. Select all key frames on Jews. Give him Assistant Eazy E's Select Lasky frame of a scale. Right click. Choose keeping velocity and for influence, type 90% and also right click unless key frame off. Rotate. Choose keeper in velocity and for influence type 90 persons. Okay, let's see what we have created so far. Okay, good. I think we can change keeper in positions to have better offset So select logo composition . Hit you and move first. Key frames off escape and rotate to have better offset now for text one on box one, select them and heed you four bucks. One Move first key frame to the time once again and five phrase and for text one. Move first key frame to the time once again on 10 frames. Now for text to selected and hit Yuki on move first key frame to the time. One second and 10 frames. Okay, Scrapping timeline to see what we have now It's better now. Okay. No open seconds. Composition. It's time to add or time remapping keys sonically over 35 right. Click on it. Select time enable Timely mapping goes in market and click on this diamond wanting to create a key frame. So, like this key frame and from many or choose edit copy. Then go to out marker. And from many, which was edit Paste the little ask different select first key frame and heat. I did copy. Go to the end of this grape and choose edit paste. Okay, now let's see around purview. Okay, It's great. Now it's time to added to Councillor composition. So select lower 3rd 5 and hit. Edit. Copy. Then go to cattle composition and hit edit paste. Go to the beginning of the composition. I mean from zero. Select lower 3rd 5 and heat open. Bracket key. Select this lower third and he s key and decrease lower. Third escape on finally and just positioned for visual third in this composition. Okay, number 35 is finished. I hope you have enjoyed creating visible third. Thanks for watching and see your 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.