One of the cornerstones of motion graphics is creating and animating type. In this course, Trish Meyer shows how to typeset titles professionally and create custom animations, as well as apply and modify the hundreds of text animation presets that After Effects ships with. Additionally, Chris Meyer shows how to add audio to projects, including spotting "hit points" to align keyframes and video action.
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. The tutorials are designed to be used independently and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
The core text animation recipes
Animating text along a path
Working with text animation presets
Timing animation to audio
Per-character 3D type
Rendering with an alpha channel
Making Photoshop type editable in After Effects
Professional typesetting tips