Course Design - How to Create Impressive Text Animations
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Course Design - How to Create Impressive Text Animations

Concise & Easy to Use Techniques to Help You Create Your Text Animations using Adobe After Effects - Kinetic Typography
4.8 (29 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.
3,869 students enrolled
Created by Louay Zambarakji
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Easily Create Animation with Simple and Powerful Techniques
  • Master a Simple Two Steps Method to Synchronize Motion and Voice Over
  • Assemble a complete lecture with voice over and movie background using Animations you create
  • Create Animations with real life motion - Just like the Pros
  • Package Animation Project files for re-use
  • Export your project for upload
  • Use the most relevant techniques to create Text Animation or Kinetic Typography
  • Use Pre-Compositions to organize your work and animate group text
  • Use Masks or Track Mattes to simplify your animations
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  • Adobe After Effects CC - A free trial will do

Student Reviews for Udemy Course Design-How to Create Impressive Text Animations

Great intro to AE and Text Animation

I thought this was an excellent course. It provided me with an excellent intro to After Effects and the hands-on approach created a lot of confidence. The tutor spends time to illustrate useful workflows rather than simply showing flashy techniques. Lots of detail and practical reproducible examples. Diction and vocal pacing was excellent throughout and the tutor knew his subject well. I would recommend this course if you want to get started with AE text animation and add some class to your classes. Andrew Pope

Just What I Needed

I would definitely include this course in my list of "Worth the time and money." I went from knowing zero about After Effects to being able to produce smooth, professional text animations rapidly. Thanks! ...Archie Wells


Impress your students with quality text animation. Amaze your audience with interactive course visuals. Your students will absorb content faster and more easily with these masterful simple to implement techniques to making your presentations so much more engaging. It's a sure fire way to get five star reviews.

Learn the basic concepts, tools and various techniques of text animation that you will need to create engaging animations for all your online courses. This course provides a hands-on experience. You will build a full lecture with quality text animation that you can use in your online lessons within the first hour of learning.

Master the Most Common and Easy to Use Techniques for Text Animation in After Effects without the Hassle of having to Learn the Entire After Effects Toolset. Simple, direct, effective and to the point.

  • Understand the simplicity of After Effects.
  • Grasp the key elements to help you jump-start the process of creating quality animations.
  • Create Attractive, Useful and Re-Usable Text Animation (have a look at the previews).
  • Synchronize your Voice with Screen display with an easy two-step method.
  • Export and Upload to Udemy

A Powerful Skill at Your Fingertips

Learning the fundamentals of Text Animation (or Kinetic Typography) in After Effects puts a powerful and very useful tool at your fingertips. The Techniques taught in this course are easy to learn, simple to use and will allow you to create courses that will motivate your students to finish your course in record time.

You will learn simple methods that turn dull slides into attractive text animation.

You will exclusively Focus on Essential Techniques that you can use in your lectures and NOT waste time learning all there is to know about Adobe After Effects.

Build a simple but solid foundation that will allow you to expand your skills later on.

No Magic – Most of the animations taught in this course are considered standard practice by the Top Selling Udemy Courses. You will discover how easy it is for you to create appealing course content.

Course Overview

This course is suitable for beginners looking to acquire the most important concepts and methods used in Text Animations or Kinetic Typography.

This course is practical, delivering immediate results that you can adapt for your course.

You will start by learning about the workspace in After Effects and how to create the ideal workspace for producing high quality animations, fast.

You will dive right into the key components of stylized text animations.

Remember: practice makes the master. You will create 4 animation and then immediately start working on your own style.

You will learn simple yet powerful features that will give your animations an original and dynamic style.

This step by step guide will take you from key concepts, to a powerful tools, and then show you how to package your animations, add your voice over or narration using practical a method and then export to video.

Ultimate Results Guarantee: You will build you first top-tier animated lecture with me.

Who is the target audience?
  • Instructors who want to build quality courses
  • Instructors who want to use Text Animations (Kinetic Typography) to build attractive and engaging courses.
  • Instructors who want to upgrade their dull, single slide, still, boring lectures without the hassle of learning a million trick.
  • Instructors who are serious about engaging their students visually to get better reviews
  • Beginners in Kinetic Typography for online learning
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Curriculum For This Course
41 Lectures
What you will learn in this course - a bit of details
1 Lecture 02:46

A brief for all the essential learning in this course.

Note: This lecture was created using the most basic transformations. You will learn even much more.

Preview 02:46
Boot Camp - A Fast Start Up
7 Lectures 34:55

Familiarize yourself with the workspace and setup your Text Animation Workspace - it is important to have a smooth workflow

Setting Your Workspace - An Essential Step

Composition are at the basis of all animations. You will learn the dynamics and the settings for better resolution and movie creation

Creating Compositions

How do animations work? You will learn the key elements for animating text and the first two main animation transformation.

  • Keyframes Explained
  • Position Transformation and Example
  • ScaleTransformation

Keyframes, Text and Positions Animation

Learn about the Rotation Transformation and How to use opacity

Rotation and Opacity

Learn how to use scale transformation - Anchor Point and some keyboard shortcuts to move faster in your work.

Essential elements for Scaling - Anchor Point and Keyboard Shorcuts

With what you learned, you can already create animations. See how easy it can be.

You already Have Enough Tools for This Animation

Now it is your turn to practice - Get your hands dirty, If you have been only listening then this exercise will be of essence to your progress.

It is Now Your Turn to Practice
Creating Animations with Masks
4 Lectures 15:40

Masks are used most often and will allow you to create smooth text appearance.

The Secrets of Masks - Why are they So Much Used?

There is always the complicated way and the simple, efficient way. Here you will learn how masks can be used to create animations. The efficient way.

How to Use Mask for Simplicity and Effeciency

You can either move the text or the mask. In this lecture you learn to how to move the text and keep the mask unchanged.

Stop Positioning Masks - How to Move Text Instead

A simple challenge for you. Just for practice.

Replicate these animations using mask and text transformtion.

Time to Practice Creating Animations With Masks
How to ease your work and your animations
7 Lectures 27:55

Not only you will learn how to create your first complete animations, but you will also learn how to package them for re-use in other projects.

Preview 01:15

Learn how to create and use pre compositions - a simple and rapid way to structure your projects

Why Pre-Comps Are Important to Master

Creating Pre-Comps is a direct way to organise projects and even make re-usable as a template. It also make easier to change the text in different projects

How Using Masks and Pre-Comps Gives You More Flexlibilty

In this lecture you will:

How to make your text movement smoother and life like:

Applying Easy Ease and It's Effect

Taking it easy ease - How to Make Animations Smoother and Organic

Learn how to gain more control over the Easy Ease property.

How to use the Graph Editor for this property to change the animation speed and create more organic or life like animations.

How to Use Graphs with Easy Ease

Every Animation Should Not Die on Screen - An Animation Exit is more Professional - Learn How to Set Up Animation Exits

Exit the Animation

I challenge you to the Bouncing Ball Contest. Mind you it could be very easy.

  1. Use the Position Transformation
  2. Then use Graph Editor to create the bounce effects.
  3. You Do not have to match the animation at 100%
Let me know if you need help. But it is pretty easy and amusing.
I Challenge You - Easy Ease
How to Create Animations and Assemble Your Lecture
10 Lectures 49:02

A change of style: Learning while creating useful animations to be re-used in your lectures

Preview 01:45

A step by Step guide to create an impressive animation.

You will be to download the project file and work along.

Junior Step One

This animation can be used so often in your lectures. You will add this animation to your Anime-Library.

A two-way slider - for a Key Word and two sentences.

Another Animations for You to Keep

The focus here is on increasing your skills and your Anime-library. The Swing is a simple yet very effective animations to get your student more impressed by your course.

The Swing - a srect animation widely used

Another challenge for you. Now you can create really cool animations. Create an animation that you will use in the next lecture. Test your skills.

It's about time - You can give it a try

Learn How to bring in your Voice Over or Narration

Adding your waveform - Voice Over

This is the lecture you have been waiting for: Learn How to Assemble animtions, narrations and synchronize everything to create a short lecture. An Easy Step by Step Guide.

You will also be able to download all the project files

Assembling Your Lecture

The first method to adding motion (or Video) Background - This is the lazy (or smart) way.

Adding a Movie Background to create motion and engagement

Learn how to create backgrounds from within After Effects. It will shorten the rendering time and surely you will get a unique animation for your lecture.

How to Create Organic Background

Assemble your first Lecture

Summary - How to create a Lecture
Exporting your work
2 Lectures 12:31

Learn how to create videos from your assemble work to create a -ready to uplaod- movie.

Web Video: Exporting Your Lecture for Upload

CAMTASIA STUDIO - How to Export your animations to Camtasia
More animations Techniques - Track Mattes and Shape Layer
3 Lectures 07:30

Watch What You Will be Learning in the next Lecture

Preview 00:32

Learn the concept of Track Mattes and how to create animations combined with Shapes

Shapes and Track Mattes - An easy Concept with Many Applications

A step by step decription to create the whole animations

Animation With Shapes and Track Mattes - A Neat Way to Animate
Parenting and Parent Mode - Easier in AE than in Real Life
3 Lectures 09:18

Watch What You will Be Learning - Another Useful Animation with Simple Techniques

Preview 00:42

In This Lecture You will Learn the Concept of Parent Mode and How to Use it

Becoming a Parent - Easier Than in Real Life

You will Learn How to Use the Parent Mode to Create a Useful Animation - You can surely use it for Course Objectives and Other Bullets

Let's Build the Full Animation - Good Parenting
A Simple Conclusion
2 Lectures 03:30

Using Shape and Track Mattes - Watch What You Will Learn

Preview 03:20

Where to Find Fonts
BONUS and More
2 Lectures 00:17
Bonus - Take the other courses for Adobe After Effects - Reduced Price for Students
Bonus Courses - Learn more for less

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Project Files in CS6
About the Instructor
Louay Zambarakji
4.7 Average rating
3,501 Reviews
52,851 Students
12 Courses
Video Editing- After Effects- Motion Graphics-Visual Effects

The Highest Rated After Effects Complete Course on Udemy.

Animation, Motion Graphics and Visual Effects is what I love creating and teaching, Offline and Online.

After Effects is what I love working with, every day, (except Sundays, my wife and kids won’t let me).

I learned these the very hard way, very long time ago (since 1983) and I am still on it. It’s amazing when you discover that I used to use assembly language to animate sprites (think of PacMan), Green and B/W screens. Today I am animating Videos, 3D in a click.

The Path to Mastery starts now. Being in the advertising industry has taught me that precision and a significant attention to details is very important, and makes the difference between a fake and life like animation.

What You Will Learn from me:

After Effects: The whole lot. In my course After Effects 2016 packed with all Techniques and Methods (No Tricks and gimmicks).

You can also dig deeper in the Mastery series, such as in 3D Mastery and 2D Character Animation courses.

In some of my courses, you can also learn more commercial aspect of After Effects such slides, transitions and lower third templates. Very useful if you want to focus on what you want to achieve.  

Focus and Mastery are important elements for true skills creation.  

If you want to Really Learn About After Effects, then I will be more than happy to offer you all my skills, experience, and expertise.

I guess 40,000 Students in the last 8 months is a good sign that my courses will be of benefit to you.