Write on Text Reveal Effect in Adobe After Effects – TUTORIAL

Write on Text Reveal Effect in Adobe After Effects – TUTORIAL

January 15, 2020 33 By Peter Engel


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hey what’s up ladies and gentlemen I’m Ignace Aleya from toleratedcinematics.com today it’s another motion graphics Monday
today we’re going to see what we saw in last week’s tutorial but last week we
saw on how to do that and Premiere Pro so now we’re going to see how to do that
and it’ll be After Effects we’re going to see how to create this awesome
ride-on effect which is really cool for travel videos and vlogs and stuff like
that music videos and whatsoever a lot of people really enjoyed the last week’s
tutorial but they wanted to know how to do it in After Effects I actually chose
to make it in premiere because a lot of people don’t know how to use After
Effects or don’t have After Effects but it’s actually easier and it’ll be After
Effects because it’s a dedicated software on title design and stuff like
that so without further ado let’s jump into Adobe After Effects and get started all right so here we are in Adobe After
Effects and as you can see right here is my video file of a pea so this is a
location I went to on vacation and yeah beautiful beach okay so what I want to
do is actually drag this video into a new composition right here in Adobe
After Effects so now I created a new composition we’ll make it a little bit
larger so we can actually see what we’re doing here and now two things we can do
so the first thing we need to do is of course add a text we want to add a text
or by the way a little while back I made a video on how to make your tiles pop
and it’s a really interesting video if you haven’t seen that I highly recommend
you to check it out it really makes you understand how to make your titles pop
and you use this sometimes you don’t have enough contrast within your video
and therefore your title gets a little bit lost there and that’s actually
really a bad thing so definitely check out the video if you haven’t already um
yeah let’s see how to do that we’ll go to our text tool and click right over
here and I will just write the location which is okay on like this I will
control a su so like all my texts actually make it a little bit bigger
like so there we go and now I’m going to choose the font in glass and bloom which
is a very cool font for this type of effect of course currently right here in
the character I still have my caps all caps selected I will uncheck that so we
have a cap letter here and then the small letters after that okay so I’m
going to double click here and change the font color from red to white because
I prefer the white simplistic color and also Center this out to 0 this value ad
is actually spaces your text here I don’t need that for this kind of an
effect and there we go so now we will go to the online tab right here and if you
don’t see that you can always go to window online or click on it and then
select well or click on this icon and this icon and it will send your text and
perfectly in your scene here so and that’s a very simple and quick trip
trick to to Center your text so go to your text tool and well your selection
tool right here and click away so now we have a text on top of our video we want
to add a little detail below our text like we did in last week’s tutorial we
added a kind of brush and or title which makes it a little bit
more personal a little bit more like a design element instead of just a plain
text and as I said also we’re working on a new brush back and yes so it’s not out
yet we’re working hard on I’ll make it on finishing it but you can use it in
all kinds of videos it’s a really cool style a really kind of grungy kind of
street style which works extremely well in travel videos so I’m going to import
that before we continue this video I would like to talk about film or a video
editor Amara is an amazing new feature video editor that is just less
complicated than a professional and software and if you are a beginner or
just someone that this is as a hobby and wants to create amazing travel videos
vlogs or anything like that I would definitely advise you to check out
filmora download the free trial all the features
as a full feature video editing software but it’s extremely easy to use and if
you don’t want to put all the complexity into it it comes with pre-installed
templates and stuff like that which is ideal for someone that just want to
enjoy the video editing process without too much headaches so be sure to check
it out link is in the description and now let’s continue with the tutorial all
right so here we have the brush back we have the splatter elements and the
British elements I’m going to open up the brush elements and just choose the
same one that we chose last week so the 77 I really enjoyed this one it looks
very cool I’m going to import that and just drag it onto well into my
composition right here maybe below the text just to be sure and then go to the
rotation tool right here and just rotate it and also make it what the selection
tool maybe a little bit slimmer like we also did and then with your patient tool
drag it over to the bottom here and as you can see everything goes a little bit
smoother and faster in Adobe After Effects and in premiere it’s a lot of
like clumsiness and premiere to make titles I really love making and making
titles in Adobe After Effects instead of premiere premiere is my editing platform
they’re really trying to improve the title design features but After Effects
is still the hero and a master in this kind of area and that’s why we’re
actually making templates in Adobe After Effects and changing them into essential
graphics which you can then use in Adobe Premiere Pro all of that you can see on
our website if you want to but we’ll continue here with the color
correction and just or actually generate will add a full effect to our black
brush and change it to a white brush in there I’ll click OK
there we go so we have a nice brush element right here ok very cool
so we have our tile maybe we want to select our title and our image and
actually drag it up a little bit so it’s a little bit more centered and then we
can go for a simple layer pre-compose and freakin poses as our title click ok
so now we’ll go to our pen tool and just quickly zoom in here and it’s a lot
easier than in Premiere we can just click here and draw around our text like
so so very easily we’re going to draw a mask like we would be actually writing
our text so we’re just going around everything and if you have clicked
something you can hold the spacebar to reposition while you’re actually still
selecting okay and then we go back down and right here we’re going to draw T
okay and then we’re going over here click over here and make net T yeah kind
of on line here and then go down and start into the e and as you can see it’s
a lot easier than in Premiere and Premiere you have to do frame by frame
kind of animation and it’s yeah a lot of clumsiness in my opinion and I would
never do this in Premiere because I’m an experienced After Effects user but some
people just don’t have After Effects or don’t know how to work with After
Effects and therefore I make that tutorial but if you’re and yeah After
Effects dude come on make your titles and After Effects seriously come on come
it’s not that hard ok so go back to the beginning here with
this line and then we’ll go into this line and finish it ok great so now we
have our mask and what we want to do is click on our tile and we want to search
for a different kind of effect this time we want to search for the stroke effect
in the effects and presets so stroke and there we have the generate stroke we’re
going to apply that to our title composition right here and immediately
it’s going to select that mask that we just draw on our yeah on our image but
you can also just select the mask if you want to and you can also change the
color to a red course we can really carefully see the line of the
text structure so now we can increase our brush size until the text is
actually covered okay so apparently I didn’t really connect the last mask here
with the previous mascot what I’ll do is quickly go in here and just continue
this mask it’s also possible that this is a little bit too thick so what we can
do is just return once to be sure that everything is covered here and make it a
little bit thicker until we don’t see our text anymore and right here we can
actually see that our text isn’t completely covered so what I’ll do is
select this little button and then just increase it in size a little bit and
then just increase it just a touch more and refine everything until you don’t
see your text coming through anymore right here we still see it as well maybe
change it to 45 and now our text should be completely covered okay perfect so
now we have our text what we’ll do is just go to the paint style here and
change it to on I will actually reveal the original image so there we go we
have our original image back because it’s completely covered by our mask and
we want to go to the beginning of our timeline change our end to zero click on
the stopwatch for the end and then go like three seconds and change it to 100
and if you’re going to preview this immediately we’re going to have a write
on effect okay so this tutorial I really discussed everything and I went slowly
on this process but as you can see you can literally create this effect in one
minute so we can open it up through Premiere Pro
open your video file replace it with an After Effects composition get into After
Effects quickly draw your title and draw your mask and you have your title so I
would prefer doing these kind of things in Adobe premium Adobe After Effects and
right here we actually see a few other mistakes that are a British is actually
coming through here so we can also fix that very easily like this by bringing
it up a little bit of course it’s completely up to you how much time
you’re going to take on creating this you can also speed it up a little bit to
kind of fix the errors you see in your text animation right now it’s kind of
slow we can actually go and by clicking you on the keyboard
selecting the keyframe and bringing it closer a little bit and that’s going to
write it on a little bit faster and kind of fix all the blemishes and we can also
maybe feather it a little bit so go to the brush hardness and set it to zero or
actually let’s say fifty and there we go all right so that’s how to do this
effect in Adobe After Effects I hope you enjoyed this video if you did give this
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the next one bye you