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Create a Professional Text Animation in After Effects

Create a Professional Text Animation in Adobe After Effects. In this tutorial, you will learn to create a professional and cinematic text animation in Adobe After Effects. We are going to make text animation as seen in the Holywood movies. I made this tutorial easy for beginners. After watching this tutorial you will be able to create a professional text animation in Adobe After Effects.

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

Step 1: Set Up Composition

  1. Open Adobe After Effects.
  2. Create a new composition named “Professional Text” with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, a frame rate of 30 frames per second, and 20 seconds.

Step 2: Add Text

  1. Select the Type tool from the toolbar.
  2. Add your desired text to the composition.
  3. In the Characters panel, click “All Caps” to convert the text to uppercase.
  4. Align the text to the center of the composition.

Step 3: Apply Opacity Animation

  1. Select your text layer.
  2. Go to the Animation menu and choose “Animate Text.”
  3. Select “Opacity” and reduce the opacity to 0% to make the text invisible at the start.

Step 4: Apply Offset Animation

  1. Go to the Range Selector 1 settings.
  2. Under Advanced, change the shape type to “Ramp Up.”
  3. Add a keyframe to the Offset value with a value of -100%.
  4. After 5 seconds on the timeline, set the Offset value to 100% to reveal the text gradually.

Step 5: Apply Tracking Animation

  1. Select your text layer.
  2. Go to the Animation menu and choose “Animate Text.”
  3. Select “Tracking.”
  4. Add a keyframe on the Tracking Amount property with a value of 0.
  5. Add another keyframe at the last frame with a tracking amount of 5 to 10 to increase the letters’ spacing during animation.

Step 6: Apply Blur Animation

  1. Under the Text properties, select Animator 1.
  2. Add a property by selecting “Blur.”
  3. Increase the blur amount to 10. Adjust as desired.

Step 7: Duplicate and Modify Animator

  1. Duplicate Animator 1 by pressing Control D (Command D on Mac).
  2. Drag the duplicated Animator below Animator 1.
  3. Go to the Range Selector settings for the duplicated Animator.
  4. Select both keyframes and drag them to 10 seconds.
  5. Under Advanced, change the shape type to “Ramp Down.”

Step 8: Extend Tracking Animation

  1. Select the text layer and press U on the keyboard to reveal all keyframes.
  2. Drag the Tracking Amount keyframe to 15 seconds to increase the text spacing duration until the end of the composition.

Step 9: Preview and Export

Preview the animation by playing the timeline. If you’re satisfied with the result, you can export the composition to your desired format.

This tutorial demonstrates how to create a professional text animation with various text properties and animations, including opacity, offset, tracking, and blur. Adjust the animation timings, values, and effects to achieve your desired visual style.

Project File Details:

UpdatedFebruary 14, 2024
CompatibilityAfter Effects CC
Required PluginNo
Size36.97 KB
CategoryText Animation Tutorials
PriceFree