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Flip Text Animation in Adobe After Effects

Welcome to our comprehensive tutorial on creating captivating flip text animations in Adobe After Effects. Follow these step-by-step instructions to bring your designs to life with dynamic letter transformations. Also, check this amazing Flip Cards Animation tutorial in after effects without any plugin.

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Flip Text Animation:

Step 1: Setting Up the Composition

  1. Open Adobe After Effects and Create a New Composition:
    • Name: Flip Text Animation
    • Resolution: 1920×1080 pixels
    • Frame Rate: 30 frames per second
    • Duration: 5 seconds

Step 2: Importing Vector File

  1. Importing the Vector File:
    • Ensure you have a suitable vector file for the tutorial.

Step 3: Creating the Initial Letter (L)

  1. Creating the L Letter:
    • Use the Type Tool to input your desired letter.
    • Adjust font size, and center anchor point, and align the text to the center.
    • Duplicate the top layer twice and arrange layers above the text layer.
    • Set up alpha matte for a seamless composition.
  2. Pre-composing the Layers:
    • Pre-compose the layers and label them “L 1.”
  3. Creating the Bottom Part of the L Letter:
    • Using the Text Tool, type the L letter again.
    • Center the anchor point, align the text to the center, and duplicate the necessary layers.
    • Set up alpha matte for a smooth transition.
  4. Pre-composing the Bottom Layers:
    • Pre-compose the layers and label them “L 2.”
    • Enable 3D options for the L 2 composition.
  5. Animating the Flip Effect:
    • Apply rotation properties to create the flip animation.
    • Adjust rotation values for a seamless transition.
  6. Finalizing the Animation:
    • Pre-compose all layers into “L.”
    • Import “L” into the main composition and scale it to 50%.

Step 4: Duplicating and Creating Additional Letters (O and E)

  1. Creating the O Letter:
    • Duplicate the “L” layer, rename it to “O,” and adjust the text accordingly.
    • Duplicate the “L 1” and “L 2” compositions, renaming them to “O 1” and “O 2.”
    • Replace the “L” content with “O” in the respective compositions.
  2. Arranging O Composition:
  • Replace and arrange the O compositions following the provided instructions.
  1. Creating the E-Letter:
  • Duplicate the “V” composition, renaming it to “E.”
  • Duplicate “V 1” and “V 2,” renaming them to “E 1” and “E 2.”
  • Update the text in “E 1” and “E 2” to form the letter E.
  1. Final Composition:
  • Arrange the “O” and “E” compositions beneath the “L” composition.
  • Adjust scale and position for a polished final look.


Congratulations! You’ve successfully mastered the art of creating flip text animations in Adobe After Effects. Feel free to rewatch any crucial steps to ensure a smooth workflow. Experiment with different letters and styles to enhance your animation skills.

Project File Details:

UpdatedMarch 25, 2024
CompatibilityAfter Effects CC
Required PluginNo
Size5.4 MB
CategoryText Animation Tutorials