Kinetic Typography is the technique of arranging text based on creative intuition and make it come alive with motion design. There are no golden rules in this form of art and your choice on positioning the text with different fonts, colors and sizes will manage to make your message more appealing to the audience and can make a huge difference on how your message is passed on to the viewers.
Every graphic designer needs to know and understand what typography is and how it works. So if you want to be a graphic designer and just starting up using Adobe After Effects you may want to learn how to make dynamic motion graphics using text layers. If this is the case then this is the tutorial you want to start with. It has 24 minutes and covers every essential step that you need to take to make an awesome typography with motion graphics and a nice gradient background.
This After Effects Tutorial on Basic Kinetic Typography will walk you through all the steps and techniques you need to know for making your text come alive on screen.
|This tutorial will teach you:||Video Timecode||Tips / Shortcuts|
|How to create a new composition with custom attributes||00:58||Ctrl + N|
|How to see audio waveform||01:36||Select layer and press L twice|
|How to play only audio||01:59||Press . on numeric keypad (If you use a laptop you may not have it)|
|How to create a text layer||02:22||Ctrl + T|
|How to scale up a layer||02:44||Select layer and press S|
|What is an Anchor Point and how to change Anchor Point position||02:56||Select layer and press A or select layer press Y and move it as you wish in composition window|
|How to enable Title Safe||04:02||' (apostrophe key)|
|How to duplicate a layer||04:31||Ctrl + D|
|How to cut/trim layers at current time||06:07||Select layer and press Alt + [ (trim in) and Alt + ] (trim out)|
|How to animate a text layer||08:41||Select and expand text layer. In the text submenu click the animate button.|
|How to make and apply a animation preset||14:25||Don't forget to select the animator when you save the preset.|
|How to see all the keyframes on a specific layer||15:54||Select layer and press U|
|How to add motion blur||16:15||Don't forget to activate motion blur from the timeline panel.|
|How to add and use a null object to control other layers position||16:54||Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Y|
|How to create a solid color background||18:26||Ctrl + Y|
|How to precompose layers||18:53||Ctrl + Shift + C|
|How to make a layer 3D||19:06||In main menu \ layer and select 3D Layer (after you selected the layer that you want to make 3d)|
|How to make a fake floor from a color solid layer||19:22||This technique will work only with 3d layers.|
|How to add a Vignette||22:11||Ctrl + Alt + Y ( to add a new Adjustment Layer )|