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Create a Glitter Text Animation Adobe After Effects

Make your text sparkle with an awesome glitter text effect in Adobe After Effects – and the best part, no plugins are required! This tutorial is super easy and enjoyable. Once you’ve watched it, you’ll be able to whip up your glitter text effect effortlessly in After Effects. The best thing? It’s fully editable; you can switch up your text or logo in just 10 seconds. Dive into this simple guide, and let’s add a touch of magic to your text together!

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

Step 1: Set Up Composition

  1. Open Adobe After Effects.
  2. Create a new composition named “Glitter Text” with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, a frame rate of 30 frames per second, and a duration of 10 seconds.

Step 2: Add Solid Layer

  1. Go to the Layer menu > New > Solid.
  2. Choose a black color for the solid layer.

Step 3: Apply Noise HLS Effect (1st Solid Layer)

  1. Go to the Effects & Presets panel.
  2. Search for the “Noise HLS” effect and drag it onto the first solid layer.
  3. Modify the Noise HLS settings:
    • Change Noise Type to “Grain.”
    • Set Lightness to 175%.
  4. At the first frame on the timeline, click the Noise Phase stopwatch to add a keyframe.
  5. Go to the last frame on the timeline and change the Noise Phase value to 12 (12x+0.0 degrees).

Step 4: Apply Noise HLS Effect (2nd Solid Layer)

  1. Create a new Solid layer (black color).
  2. Apply the “Noise HLS” effect to the second solid layer.
  3. Modify the Noise HLS settings:
    • Change Noise Type to “Grain.”
    • Set Lightness to 250%.
    • Change Grain Size to 2.0.
  4. At the first frame on the timeline, click the Noise Phase stopwatch to add a keyframe.
  5. Go to the last frame on the timeline and change the Noise Phase value to -12 (-12x+0.0 degrees).

Step 5: Change Layer Blend Mode

  1. Select the top solid layer.
  2. Change the Layer Blend Mode from “Normal” to “Soft Light.”

Step 6: Add Glitter Particle Effects

  1. Create a new Solid layer.
  2. Apply the “CC Particle Systems II” effect to the new solid layer.
  3. Modify the CC Particle Systems II settings:
    • Change Birth Rate to 8.
    • Set Longevity to 0.5.
    • Under Producer, change Radius X and Radius Y to 120.
    • Under Physics, set Velocity and Gravity to 0.
    • Under Particles, change Particle Type to “Star.”
    • Set Birth Size to 0.09 and Death Size to 0.35.
    • Change Birth and Death Colors to White.

Step 7: Add Glow Effect

  1. Apply the “Glow” effect to the same solid layer.
  2. Modify the Glow settings:
    • Change Glow Threshold to 35%.
    • Set Glow Radius to 50%.

Step 8: Pre-compose Layers

  1. Select all layers.
  2. Right-click and choose “Pre-compose.”
  3. Rename the pre-composed layer to “Glitter_text.”

Step 9: Add Text or Logo

  1. Create a new composition named “Text or Logo.”
  2. Drag and drop the “Glitter_text” layer just above the “Text or Logo” composition.
  3. Double-click the “Text or Logo” composition and type your desired text.

Step 10: Apply Track Matte

  1. Go back to the main composition.
  2. Change the Track Matte of the “Text or Logo” composition layer to “Alpha Matte.”

Step 11: Apply Colorization (Hue/Saturation Effect)

  1. Go to the Effects & Presets panel.
  2. Search for the “Hue/Saturation” effect and drag it onto the “Glitter_text” composition layer.
  3. Check the “Colorize” option.
  4. Adjust the “Colorize Hue” slider to change the colors of the glitter text.

Step 12: Finalize the Glitter Text Effect

Your Glitter Text Effect in Adobe After Effects is now complete! This tutorial demonstrates how to create a sparkling glitter text effect using various effects and adjustments, including Noise HLS, CC Particle Systems II, Glow, and Colorization. Adjust the settings and colors to achieve your desired glittery text animation.

Project File Details:

UpdatedMarch 25, 2024
CompatibilityAfter Effects CC
Required PluginNo
Size52 KB
CategoryText Animation Tutorials
PriceFree