The challenge of typography is to make everything legible and presentable. Size, font, placement, and a hundred other things determine whether our text works to further the message we’re trying to send, or if it’s holding it back. Let’s learn how to effectively create text that is both functional and visually pleasing.
Start here, with the fundamentals of typography from GCFLearnFree.org.
Now that we know what to do, let’s get into how to do it. The School of Motion takes you through an exhaustive exploration into the capabilities of After Effect’s Text Animators. So settle in, hit that full screen button, and get ready to learn everything you need to know about text. If you want to skip to a specific effect, here are some timecodes:
Computers didn’t always exist. Before them, titles were made by hand. Meet title designer Dan Perri, who was the behind the designs for “Star Wars”, “The Exorcist”, and “Raging Bull”, and see how the title designs were conceived.