Create Basic Kinetic Typography using Adobe After Effects
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Create Basic Kinetic Typography using Adobe After Effects

In one hour learn how to create very basic Kinetic Typography in After Effects - After Effects Project Files Included
4.4 (66 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
3,581 students enrolled
Created by Maggie Osama
Last updated 8/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Have a strong foundation to start creating amazing and stunning kinetic typography videos on your own
  • Make your YouTube or business videos look better and more engaging
  • Understand After Effects kinetic typography basics
  • Learn some Adobe After Effects basics and time saving short cuts
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Requirements
  • To follow along, please download any (free trial) version of Adobe After Effects. In the course, we're using CS6
  • Trial version of Adobe After Effects can be downloaded from the Adobe Website
  • Notes
Description

*** + Project Files are AVAILABLE to DOWNLOAD  ***

Student Reviews For " Create Basic Kinetic Typography using Adobe After Effects " Course:

" Maggie has done a great job. Great Coruse for beginners learning to start with After Effects. She explains
very well. A must have for anyone
just starting with Adobe After Effects" - Muhammad Ahsan Pervaiz

"Very straightforward and complete explanation of simple kinetic text creation with AE. A good place to start with AE, with good examples and associated assets." - David M. O'Neill

" Simple explanations with an excellent result and great starting point for further development in AE. Loved the course. " - Tom Sharpe

"Great Course. Ms Maggie has well organised course and Instruction is straight to the point. instructor is knowledgeable about the subject. I recommend this course." - Faisal Q.

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Have you ever wondered how to make those engaging and eye catching kinetic typography videos that you see on YouTube, marketing campaigns, promos or in music videos? Looking to make great title sequences for your business videos? Now is your chance with this very Basic Kinetic Typography Tutorial!

Words have great power, and you can increase their impact by means of unusual presentation. Visual appeal adds expressiveness to any content and makes it emotive. There are various ways of making the content significant, improving its overall reading performance, and kinetic typography is one of the most efficient among those ways.

Kinetic typography is a great advantage because it turns static text into more expressive by means of animated fonts. It has one important mission – tell your story and welcome the visitors. 

This course teaches you the very basics to get up and running quickly and start making your work stand out! Whether you're making your own kinetic typography project or you simply want to make a nice title/intro graphic for your video or you'd like to take your business to the next level by making beautiful things that you couldn’t even imagine before, this is the course for you. 

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Main Key Points:

- Introduction to Kinetic Typography
- Adobe After Effects Layout Overview
- The Five Basic Transforms & Keyframing
- Practice lectures
- Exporting your projects 

What will you be able to do with this course:

- Match text layers with audio
- Use traditional trims to make text appear/disappear
- Use opacity animation to make text fade in/ fade out 
- Use scale animation to make text expand
- Use position animation and alpha track mattes to make text reveal
- Use rotation animation to make text swing and flip
- Move anchor points quickly and easily
- Improve your animations with motion blur and easy ease
- Parent layers to make things done easier
- Add solid backgrounds and texture
- Export your project on Adobe After Effects

Even if you have never touched After Effects, you will learn all you need to get started with Kinetic Typography in Adobe  After Effects. I'm always here if you have any questions. Thank you for checking out this course!

P.S: Please always check the external resources & watch all the videos in HD & Full Screen in order to see what I'm doing clearly!

I designed this course carefully in order to be understood by absolute beginners as easily as possible. It includes working files and samples attached. Also, I care to answer all your questions as soon as possible and make sure you understand every bit of this course because I care about my students, I really want them to be successful. Finally,  you will receive a verifiable certificate of completion upon finishing the course.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who make videos (whether it's a project or business) and interested to know about and add some nice motion typography
  • Even if you have never touched After Effects, you will learn all you need to get started with Kinetic Typography in Adobe After Effects.
  • Beginners and anyone who wants to enter the field of Motion Graphics
  • Students, aspiring video editing, graphic artists, etc. who have not done Kinetic Typography before, but want to add to their skill set for professional reasons or as hobby, please take this course.
  • This course is NOT for you if you are already proficient in After Effects or Kinetic Typography
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
5 Lectures 16:19

In this lecture, you'll get a detailed overview about this Kinetic Typography course structure and how to get the most out of it!

„Please watch the videos in full screen mode & HD so you could see & follow what I’m doing clearly.

Course Overview
01:33

What is Kinetic Typography & why to use it? In addition  to some creative & great examples to get you inspired!

What is Kinetic Typography?
01:53

For everyone who doesn't know After Effects at all or is just at the beginner level, this is an introductory lecture so you get a bit familiar with the program itself and with it's navigation. I will cover mostly the things that we will talk about while designing the project itself so you will already have basic understanding on what's going on and how to approach certain tasks! 

I'll introduce the After Effects interface, identifying the most essential panels—the Project panel, the Timeline, the Composition panel, Move Anchor Point Panel... etc. Note that I am using CS6 so depending on your version, the interface may differ slightly.

„Please watch the videos in full screen mode & HD so you could see & follow what I’m doing clearly.

Introducing the Interface and the Workspace
05:47

Keyframing is an essential task in After Effects. After Effects  uses keyframes to change values of different properties over time and interpolate between those values. Also, I'll show you how to use the Move Anchor Point Panel.

In this lecture, you'll get introduced to Keyframing and all the basic transforms.

„Please watch the videos in full screen mode & HD so you could see & follow what I’m doing clearly. 

Keyframe Animation and Basic Transforms
06:12

Just a quick note about Udemy Review Process.

A Quick Note About Udemy Review Process
00:54
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Kinetic Typography Basic Motions and Transitions
10 Lectures 31:46

In this lecture, I will introduce you to your first Kinetic Typography project, that we'll create together through out this course which will help you understand the workflow and general basic movement through After Effects so you could build a strong foundation and start creating your own amazing and unique motion typography projects afterwards.

Our Project Overview
01:03

Start recording your audio to use in your project.

Practice: Record Your Audio
00:24

In this lecture, you'll start creating the very first scene in your Kinetic Typography project. You'll lear how to make a text appear using trims animation. 

„You can find this file available to download in the external resources if you’d like to check out what I have done.

„Please watch the videos in full screen mode & HD so you could see & follow what I’m doing.

Appear
03:58

In this lecture, You'll learn how to make a text fade in / fade out using keyframes. 

„You can find this file available to download in the external resources if you’d like to check out what I have done.

„Please watch the videos in full screen mode & HD so you could see & follow what I’m doing.

Fade In
02:19

Matching text layers with audio is a repeating process that we are going to do through out our project so I though to highlight the process in a quick note here

A Quick Note About Matching Layers with Audio
00:32

In this lecture,  You'll learn how to make a text expand using keyframes. 

„You can find this file available to download in the external resources if you’d like to check out what I have done.

„Please watch the videos in full screen mode & HD so you could see & follow what I’m doing.

Expand
05:50

In this lecture,  You'll learn how to make a text move in using keyframes. 

„You can find this file available to download in the external resources if you’d like to check out what I have done.

„Please watch the videos in full screen mode & HD so you could see & follow what I’m doing.

Move In
04:09

In this lecture,  You'll learn how to make a text reveal using Keyframes & Alpha Track Mattes

Track Mattes are used to adjust the transparency/ visibility and opacity of various layers in a composition.

„You can find this file available to download in the external resources if you’d like to check out what I have done.

„Please watch the videos in full screen mode & HD so you could see & follow what I’m doing.

Reveal
06:21

Since you are in the beginner level , I'd like to explain to you Alpha Track Mattes that I used in the previous lecture in a very simple way.

A Quick Note About Alpha Track Mattes
00:41

In this lecture,  You'll learn how to make a text flip and swing using keyframes. 

„You can find this file available to download in the external resources if you’d like to check out what I have done.

„Please watch the videos in full screen mode & HD so you could see & follow what I’m doing.

Flip & Swing
06:28
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Background
2 Lectures 07:48

In this lecture,  You'll learn how to add backgrounds to your project and animate them. 

„You can find this file available to download in the external resources if you’d like to check out what I have done.

„Please watch the videos in full screen mode & HD so you could see & follow what I’m doing.

Add Background
06:04

In this lecture,  You'll learn how to add some cool texture to your background and play around with blending modes. 

„Please watch the videos in full screen mode & HD so you could see & follow what I’m doing.

Add Texture
01:44
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Export Your Project
1 Lecture 01:49

In this lecture, You'll learn how to export videos on Adobe After Effects.

„Please watch the videos in full screen mode & HD so you could see & follow what I’m doing.

Export and Post Your First Kinetic Typography Project!
01:49
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Wrap Up and Thank You
1 Lecture 00:28

Thank you so much for watching :)

Thank You
00:28
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BONUS Lectures
2 Lectures 01:32

Check if you want to be the first to know about my new course releases! 

Be the FIRST to know about my new course releases!
00:25

Check for some nice discount inside this lecture!

Continue to Learn!
01:06
About the Instructor
Maggie Osama
4.5 Average rating
199 Reviews
13,123 Students
7 Courses
Passionate After Effects & VideoScribe Instructor

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to boost your sales using animation without needing to have any design experience using VideoScribe ?

Would you like to create your own video titles ( Lower Thirds ) with minimal design and smooth transition?

Would you like to start creating your own Kinetic Typography projects using Adobe After Effects?

Would you like to start creating your own Shape Layers animation projects using Adobe After Effects?

If you would like to learn/do any of these mentioned things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. Check them out, and enroll today!

P.S: I always work on improving my courses and taking feedbacks seriously to reach the best version that they can be. Also, am always here whenever you need to ask any question because I do care about my students and always seek to help them achieve their dreams through the knowledge that my courses provide.

MORE ABOUT MAGGIE:

Obtained my first degree in Computer Science & Motion Graphics Design and a post graduate degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. Obsessed with learning, acquiring knowledge, a person who always believes that applied knowledge is power. I love sharing knowledge with others wherever I go. I'm here on Udemy to teach what I know in an approachable way and make complex topics easy to understand.