Storytelling with Type in After Effects

In this series of After Effects tutorials, you'll learn a step-by-step approach to creating a type-based project - in this case, a Public Service Style Announcement on Food Safety. Software required: After Effect CS6.
Course info
Rating
(12)
Level
Advanced
Updated
Mar 18, 2013
Duration
7h 29m
Table of contents
Introduction and Project Overview
Storytelling with Type in After Effects
Description
Course info
Rating
(12)
Level
Advanced
Updated
Mar 18, 2013
Duration
7h 29m
Description

In this series of After Effects tutorials, you'll learn a step-by-step approach to creating a type-based project - in this case, a Public Service Style Announcement on Food Safety. We take some time at the beginning of the tutorial to talk about many of the techniques used to create the assets for the project in Illustrator. We don't look at the process for creating every piece, but the techniques you will learn are exactly what you would need to create every asset for this project on your own. We then go on to learn a very important step of the process, for getting highly-detailed assets out of Illustrator and imported to After Effects. From there, we learn every step for bringing the Illustrator created assets to life inside of After Effects. We discuss the thinking behind leading the viewer's eye in the order you want something to be read. This training is a must for anyone wanting to learn more about creating motion graphics that convey a message only using words on the screen. This powerful medium is fun to learn and lends itself to endless creative possibilities. By the end of this tutorial, you will have your own animated typography piece as well as the knowledge to create your own message and convey that message with the tools and workflows that Illustrator and After Effect provide. Software required: After Effect CS6.

About the author
About the author

Laura is a passionate visual effects and motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Ever since her first exposure to After Effects in college, Laura has had an eternal drive to learn more about motion graphics, and teach others what she has discovered. Laura began working at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) as a motion graphics artist, creating visually-appealing advertisements and informative art for the site.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Laura with Digital-Tutors. In this series of tutorials, we take a step-by-step approach to creating a Type-based, public service-style announcement on food safety. We take some time at the beginning of the course to talk about many of the techniques used to create the assets for the project in Illustrator. We don't look at the process for creating every piece, but the techniques you do learn are exactly what you would need to create every asset for this project on your own. We then go on to learn a very important step of the process for getting highly detailed assets out of Illustrator and imported to After Effects. From there, we learn every step of the way for bringing the Illustrator-created assets to life inside of After Effects. We discuss the thinking behind leading the viewers' eye in the order you want something to be read. This course is a must for anyone wanting to learn more about creating motion graphics that convey a message only using words on the screen. This powerful medium is fun to learn, and lends itself to endless creative possibilities. By the end of this course, you'll have your own animated typography piece, as well as the knowledge to create your own message and convey that message with the tools and workflows that Illustrator and After Effects provide.