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Lower Third #6: Learn How to Create Cool Lower Thirds in Adobe After Effects CC

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Lessons in This Class

7 Lessons (30m)
    • 1. Welcome to Lower Third #6 Class

      0:54
    • 2. Preview Lower Third Title 6

      0:48
    • 3. Technique 9: Text Animators

      5:59
    • 4. Designing Lower Third Title 6

      5:24
    • 5. Animating Lower Third Title 6

      9:27
    • 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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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!

 

 

 

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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 #6 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 6: hello and welcome in this class. We are going to create lower third number six. But before that, we have to talk about some essential techniques that are really necessary for creating these lower thirds text any motors before we start creating this'll over 30 we need to know about Texan Motors in adobe after effects. So in next lecture, we will explore Tex and motor techniques that are really essential for creating interesting lower thirds kinetic typography and titles and mission in adobe. After facts. Utilizing this professional technique, you can create impressive looking girl authors and titles that will take your videos to the next level. So let's start learning this professional and essential technique. See you in next lecture. 3. Technique 9: Text Animators: you in this lecture. I will talk about essential parts off Texan Motors on. I'm going to teach you how to use it for creating interesting texts. Animations we will create these takes animations together. Okay, I will show you how each option works. And I'm sure after learning these techniques, he will be able to create interesting text animations for your projects. It is just a starting point, and you can explore other parts of Texas and motor options and try to combine these techniques and create more complex takes animations. Okay. Click on textile and type a day after effects composite and for competition. Name, type, text and lots of one. Double click on text animals or warrant composition. To open it. Get a con region of interest. Button on drag around the text. Then select composition. Crop come toe region of interest. Why do this action? We make a smaller campsites. Now I want to show you heartaches and model works on how you can animate your texts. So click on this small triangle toe. Open it. Now click on inmates, Watson. Yeah, You can see lots of features that you can add to your tax on and made them easily, for example, and complaints position, escaped rotation, etc. In this lecture, I want to animate text characters separately by using position property. So from the least I select position. Now you can see that animal toe one added to this text. And now you can change position off this text. Now I change. Publish, invite to 400 in rain selector Run. We have three options start and an offset by increasing start number. You will see that characters come up from the left to the right By decreasing and number, you will see that characters come from the right to the left and for offset. This option offsets start and and position and also characters between these two sections. Okay, for a start type 40 and for end type 60. Now, by increasing offsets value it shifts and offsets characters to the right on by decreasing offset value, it shifts characters to the left. Okay, Now we want to create an animation for these texts. Go to frame zero for a start, type zero for end type 100 for offset type zero and make it Kif ring. Then go to friend 50 and change offset Toe 100. Select both key frames and make them easy East. Now, if you ascribe in timeline, you can see your text animation now open advanced option he have. You have some useful options in Based on section. You have several options. Characters moves characters separately. Characters excluding a spaces ignores blank space between words and characters. By default aftereffects. Consider lack of space as a character and so takes an immature allocates time and friend to them. World moves words instead of characters lines. If you have multiple lines of words, this option will move each line separately. Change based on two characters excluding a spaces in more section, we have several options. Ad moves characters normally subtract. These options subtracts characters from your text and some other options that you can't believe with them. Change mode to at amount Options works as a multiplayer for property that you have added and changed for the text. In this case, position property. If you enter 100% your text works normally, but if you reduced this number to 50% then it really is his position vibe. I half for your text or position via was 400 now it will be 200. And if you change this option toe a negative value, for example, negative 100%. It reverses your position via to the other side, in this case, to the top change amount to 100 persons for shape. We have several options. A square text. Characters move normally. Grandpa picks characters. Move small fleet. But if you want to move characters from down to the top correctly, you have to change. Offset value starts from negative 100 persons. I mean change first key frame for offset from 0% to negative 100 persons ramped down moves Characters in reverse order off ramp up again. If you want to move characters correctly, you have to change offsets. Value starts from negative 100% and wrangle around on a smooth. I encourage you to play with them to see what impact of these options have on your texts. This is high option, really a smooth your text animation. At the beginning, an easel option will make your text. Animation is smoother at the ending Randomized order option. Remove characters in random order. I can change random seat to have different characters. Orders. Well, now I turn it off again. In this case, I want to choose Ramp up for my shape option on as I told you before, to make or text characters move correctly. We have to change offset value in your first key frame from zero to negative 100 persons. So we change it now and see what happens to make it even a smoother at the beginning and ending for his high and is law and survived your 60 and finally played animation to see the characters movement on Here you are nice. Six animation. Yeah. Okay. I hope you have enjoyed this technique. Try to create more interesting text animations by selecting other options, changing settings and using different numbers. Okay. Thanks for watching and see you in next lecture. 4. Designing Lower Third Title 6: hello and welcome in this lecture, we're going to design lower third number six on In Next lecture. We will broken animating this Lowther. Okay, let's start creating or low effect Select Lower third folder and click on Create in your folder button and change its name to Lower 3rd 6 Now from menu Select composition in your composition on four main types. Lower 36 on the set. Things off the same as previous lower thirds on. Nothing needs to be changed, so heat OK, button. Now let's create or first text killing context tool and tap your tax. For example, Director George Davis change phone size and Texas style to create more interesting text and Renee me to text one Okay at second text Really Context stool and type your text. For example, Assistant Director James Jackson Select all characters and change form, size and Texas style and rename it to text to on a just lay a position now select text one and text to and in align panel, click on horizontal left alignment option and in paragraph panel. Be sure both of them on side to left. Align text. Now it's time to add or box shape, So get a contract angle tool for feel. Choose a color for a struck, select none, and now drag a box in composition window and rename it to Box one. Put it under our layers and reposition Anchor point panel. Silicon Center on Press Reposition bottom. Now, if you need, you can change box properties. Now we want to add a level So Selector was folder from Menu Select File Import File and imports a Lego into projects Window like this logo over composition bottom. And now drag local composition into Lowther composition and put it on top of Box one There . Select local composition and heat S and decrease Lago Escape Salek logo on box one layer and in Alan panel, click on horizontal center alignment on vertical center alignment. Now select Box one and click on Add Martin. Here we will add a new feature called Around Corners on Change Radius value to a proper size. Now it's time to act line shapes. Select Chantel for feel color Celek non. For a stroke color, select the color on for a stock with inter value, Hold, shift key and click two times too great a straight line. Okay, now rename it to line one on, Put it under our layers. Now I want to add a second line. So select pain tool all shifty and killing two times to create a straight line and rename it to line two and put it under our layers. Now it's time to connect all items to color control system, So open color system composition. Select color settings. Object and hit a three. Lock this family now open your third composition. Select text one on Jews FX generate filled close fill panel Select text one and hit e key. Now open Filofax on hold out gay and click uncovers stopwatch and connected to a text color Preset. Now some text to and choose FX Generate Feel Tools Food. Select XTO and his IKI than open feel Effect. Hose off K and click on color stopwatch and connected to a text color. Preset Now select box one open field one holds all key and click on color stopwatch and connected to a shape color presets on for lines. Select line one. Open the stock. One hold all K and click on color stopwatch on, then connected to a shape color preset and finally select lying to open a struck one holds all K and click on color stopwatch and collected to shape color percents. OK, now it's time to add markers. So go to 2nd 3 on press all on a stocky on, not bat and type in. Then go to 2nd 5 when first alternate Stuckey on number and type out. Okay, now open cycles composition and activate project hat on, then dragged lower. 3rd 6 Into this composition, go to end of North said five, cynical over 36 press open bracket key. And now I just live 1/3 position on this screen. Okay, This was designed in part of Lower 3rd 6 on We will work on its animation in next lesson. Thanks for watching and see you in next lecture. 5. Animating Lower Third Title 6: Hello, Unwelcome. In this lecture, we are going to work on animating over third number six at first reveal and may text layers . And then we will work on animating shape players. So let us start and rating or text Select X one. Here we will add a position and motor tour text often animal to run and change position. Why until or text goes out of their space between these two lines. Open brain selector one and create a key frame for offset over in marker time. Now go to the beginning off the composition and change offset value to negative 100. And now go to in marker and change offset value to 100. Let's see what you have, Auntie now, Okay, It seems we need to modify this animation. So in advance section change shape to ramp up and change is high on is low to 60 as you may know is high is for a smoothing animation at the beginning On is low is for a smoothing animation at the end Select key frames and Jews key frame assistant Eazy e's Okay, let's see what we have now. Okay, It's good now we need the mat for or text more layer, so select rectangle to choose white color for feel and for a stroke, select non now drag rectangle in this area between these two lines. Rename it to text one mat and put it over. Text more layer. Select X one and in Trac McCollum. Choose all formats option. Okay, now you can see or text coming down within these two lines. Okay, now we want to animate text tomb, so select text to either position and motor toe this text often animal to one and change position X until or tax goes behind these box opened rain Selector one. And create a key frame for offset over in market time and change its value to negative 100 . Go to the beginning of the composition and change offset value to 100 now in advance section change shape to ramp down and finally select wolf key frames. Right Click and select Key frame assistant Eazy E's. Now, if I describing time down, you can see both text animations. Now we need a mat for text to so select rectangle to select white color for feel. For a Cirque option. Select non now recollect angle here to cover text to dream it. You text to Matt and put it over text to layer and for text to in track. Matte COLUMN. So, like all format option now, I went to anyways line von Salik line von Any repetition Anchor point final Select left arrow and press. Reposition bottom now at the trim path to this line on at the beginning. Off the composition, I mean from zero at a key frame to a start and end. Go to a marker time and again. Click on this diamond and create key frames for a start and end while you're over in marker . Increased start value. Then go to the beginning off the composition and set and value to zero. Now select all key frames and choose keep from Assistant Eazy E's then select last key frame of a start and choose. Keep from velocity on for influence. Type 90% and also select Lasky frame off and on juice K from velocity and for influence type 90%. Now we need to add officer to a start key friends selector on offset for five friends, now some a class key frames and bring them back behind in marker. Follow the same process for lying to so Solich line to on your reposition anchor point panel. Select right arrow and press. Reposition bottom at the three path toe this line. Go to in marker time and create a key frame for end. Now, with beginning off the composition and change and value to zero, as you can see currently or line grows from left to right. What we wanted to grows from right to left so often safe one property and then click on Rivers Path direction on to arrest the line direction. Now, if I scrap in time down, you can see that or lying grows from other sites. Okay, now to have a cart shape for lying to radios, end value value are over in marker now, right, well key frames for end and choose key frame assistant Eazy E's And then so, like last key frame and juice keep from velocity and for influence, type 90 persons. Okay, let's see what we have now. Looks great. Okay, now it's time to animate the box. So select Box one Reposition Anchor point panel, Select center and press reposition bottom. Go to in market time it s then hold shift key Empress are to load s scale and rotate properties. Create a key frame for escape and rotate. Then go to the beginning off the composition for a scale. Set it to zero for rotate. Set it to negative 180 hide logo. For now, Select all key frames and juice. Keep from assistant is it is so the glass key frame off a scale to escape for and velocity and for influence type 90% Select Lasky frame off rotate. Choose key friend, velocity on for influence type 90 persons and finally move Lasky frames off. Escape appetite to 2nd 1 Now we want to animate a logo. But this time I want to use a new technique. So select Llevo from toolbar Select pan behind tool Gilligan anchor Point of logo and drag it to the bottom of the composition. Okay, I press are to load rotates property and now you can see that if I change, rotate radio or logo composition would rotate around this new anchor point position. Okay, Put your time indicator over 2nd 1 Create a key frame for rotate and then go to the beginning off the composition and change its value. Tonegative 60 Select Key Frames on Jews Key Frame Assistant, Easy's and select Last Key Frame. Choose Key from Velocity and for influence, type 90 persons. Now we need a mat for or logo. To do this, we use a duplicate version off Box one as ormat. So select box one and he'd edit Replicate and Renee meat to logo Mat and put it on top of logo composition and for local composition from track. Matte column. Choose all format option. Let's see the result. Okay, that's great. Now they're not motion blur for our layers. I think it's better to add Offset two lines and text. So selegiline von on lying to and hit you whole Chief on Gulke's and press right Arrow Key wants toe at 10 frames. Offset Now select text moment and text to and hit You hold shift on all case and press right Arrow Key wants toe at 10 frames. Offset. Let's see the result. Okay, now open seconds competition. It's time to add or time you're mapping keys. Select Lowther six on right click on it. Select time in a big time. Remapping go to in marker and create a key frame. So, like the ski frame and choose edit. Copy Goto out marker and choose Edit Paste the last gift frame. Select first gear for him and heat. Edit. Copy and finally go to the end of this grip on now Jews edit paste 10 on motion without for this lower third. Now let's see around purview. Okay, it's great. Now it's time to add it to cattle composition. So select Lowther six and hit. Added copy. Then go to cattle composition and hit Edit paste. Select Lost six and press open bracket on your keyboard. It s on degrees lower third escape. Now go to a market sign. And finally, a just position of this Lower third on their screen. Now let's see around purview. Okay, It's great. Okay, now your 3rd 6 is finished. I hope you have enjoyed creating this loss that 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.