Integrating Type into Video

Discover new ways to combine text and video in After Effects and create more visually stunning scenes. This course, the second volume of Eran Stern’s Integrating Type into Video series, features four unique type treatments that integrate text directly with the action on screen. Watch and learn how to explode text, create liquid text, map text to moving objects, and animate type in Z space.

Along the way, Eran demos a handful of advanced techniques, from tracking, rotoscoping, and particles to distortion and camera effects. After watching this course, you’ll be able to create impressive promos, trailers, and openers that will stand out from the rest.

Topics include:

  • Dandelion type: exploding text into dozens of seeds
  • Time remapping
  • Tracking text
  • Rotoscoping with Roto Brush
  • Floating type: creating a liquid text simulation
  • Designing with shape layers
  • Creating water effects with caustics
  • Perspective type: attaching type to moving guitar neck
  • Planner tracking with mocha AE
  • Pasting tracing data
  • Matching focus
  • Hot spot type: adding motion graphics to a runner’s steps
  • Camera tracking
  • Adding titles
  • Creating a pulse effect