Learn how to create a write-on style text or hand lettering animation using Adobe Illustrator and After Effects.
Lettering such an expressive form of art. Adding animation can really take your lettering to the next level.
Animated lettering is not just for hand letterers. Animated text can be used in so many ways...
kinetic typography videos
music lyric videos
digital greeting cards (gifs to text to your friends)
make your hand lettering stand out on social media
Not only is animated lettering a super useful technique, but its a great way to learn animation in Adobe After Effects. This class is designed for total beginners. You don't even need to be a hand letterer!
You'll learn how to:
use the pen tool to draw or trace a lettering design
add a texture to your lettering
prepare your lettering for animation
animate your lettering using trim paths
animate lettering with a texture using trim paths and masks
animate letter connections and extensions for a more interesting animation
quickly and efficiently animate your lettering out
add multiple color layers to your lettering animation
export (render) your lettering animation as a .mov, .mp4, and .gif so you can show off your work
Plus tons of time-saving tips!
If you've never used After Effects before, you may find it helpful to check out my free After Effects orientation video and guide first.
What you'll need:
Adobe Photoshop (if you want to add a texture to your design)
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Media Encoder (if you want to export a .mp4 or .gif)