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After Effects for Designers by Chris Jackson

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Typography in Motion

Typography is a main staple in most design projects. With After Effects, static text comes alive and can move across the screen, or fade in and out. Applied motion and visual effects help reinforce the message behind the letters and words on screen. This chapter introduces the type engine in After Effects and shows how to apply basic movement to create a variety of kinetic typographic solutions.

At the completion of this chapter, you will be able to:

    Discuss terminology and limitations for on-screen type

    Create text layers in After Effects

    Animate a text layer along a path

    Apply text animators to a text layer

    Use text selectors to animate individual characters

Typographic Terminology

Typography ...

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