Easily make Signature Animation in Adobe After Effects

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In this tutorial, I will show you how I make signature animation in Adobe After Effects without using any plugins. This tutorial is easy and useful tutorial for beginners. After watching this tutorial you will be able to create your own signature animation. You can create an animated gif of your signature for email.

Let’s get started.

Step 1: Take a pen and a piece of paper. Then write your signature on a piece of paper.

Step 2: Take a photo of your signature or scan it into your computer.

Step 3: Open Adobe After Effects then Create a new composition. Rename it to Signature animation. Set the resolutions to 1920×1080 pixels, 30 frames per second, and set the duration to 5 seconds.

Step 4: Go to the File Menu > Import > Import your signature Photo. Then drag your signature photo to the composition.

Step 5: Adjust the signature photo if required. Select the pen tool from the toolbar. Then start tracing your signature with the help of the Pen tool.

Step 7: Go to the Effects & Presets. Search the Effect Stroke. Drag and drop the effect to the signature image.

Step 8: Go to stroke settings then click the All Masks check box. Change the color from white to red/blue/green. Increase the Brush size a little bit. Change the Brush Hardness to 100%. Change the Spacing to 0.0%. Click the End stopwatch to add a keyframe, and change the value from 100% to 0% at the beginning.

Step 9: Go about 5 seconds forward on a timeline, then increase the End value back to 100%.

Step 10: Under the Pain Style > Change the paint style to On Transparent.

Step 11: Click the Signature animation composition > Go to Composition menu > Choose to Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue… Then Choose Animated Gif from the list and click Render.

We are done! Our signature animation is completed.

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