December 14, 2020 Training

5 More Essential Type Effects in After Effects by Ben Marriot

Roughen Edges Effect

    Border is “depth” of “dents”

    Add time expression to add boiling animation

Duplicate and edit settings to add more visual interest


You can use toggle hold keyframes to full words appear on screen (easier than having multiple text layers)


    Animated start/end of stroke

Blur Background

    Create layer, add blur effect

    Repeat Edge pixels to prevent weirdness on edges

Apply masks to further separate BG from text, feather edges to hide it or add stroke to highlight it

Text Tracking

    Add 3d Camera tracker to analyze for reference points

    Right click on point where you want text and Create Text and Camera

    Edit 3d position, scale, etc.