Typography Animation with After Effects

A course by Érico Santana
Motion Graphics Designer. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined June 2020
, Motion Graphics Designer

Discover creative techniques with motion design and bring animated typefaces to life with unique visuals

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (88)
  • 2547 students

Discover creative techniques with motion design and bring animated typefaces to life with unique visuals



Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (88)
  • 2547 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • 17 lessons (3h 14m)
  • Available on the app
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course


After Effects is a powerful tool that allows us to create captivating texts that come to life, typefaces brimming with originality and style, and digital designs that capture a brand's essence. Alongside motion graphics designer Érico Santana, whose client list includes major brands like Heineken, Banco Itaú, and Comic-Con Experience, learn how to do all that and more while exploring the world of typography animation.

In this course, learn how to animate a phrase in Adobe After Effects using fonts and creative motion design techniques. Discover how to give your texts personality and captivate your audience with unique, professional designs.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Animating text in After Effects
  • U3
    U3. Producing a typographic video
  • U4
    U4. Assembly and finishing
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin by meeting your teacher, Érico Santana. Hear about his artistic and professional influences, and get an overview of the final project.

In the next unit, cover the main typography animation techniques in After Effects. Learn key concepts to design motion graphics for typefaces and explore animation techniques like Text on a Path, Text Animators, CC Cylinder, Shape Layer, and Glitch effects.

Now it's time to put everything you've learned into practice by creating an animated typography video. First, choose a phrase and make an animated composition using Text Animators. Then, experiment with Glitch effects, simulate a 3D environment, and combine different techniques to create RGB Liquid text.

To tie it all together, edit your design into a final, animated composition. Érico gives you some post-production tips on how to add texture and add the final touches to your animation before bringing it to life. He also shows you how to correctly export your file in two different formats so you can share your work with the world.

What is this course's project?

Learn how to animate a phrase in Adobe After Effects using fonts and creative motion design techniques.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is suitable for motion graphics designers, video editors, communications students, or anyone who want to learn new creative animation techniques.

Requirements and materials

Basic of knowledge of After Effects is required.

To take this course, you need a computer with After Effects installed. You can download a 7-day free trial from the Adobe website.

New to Adobe After Effects? In that case, we recommend taking Domestika Basics courses to learn how to use the software: Introduction to After Effects.


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Érico Santana

A course by Érico Santana

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Motion Graphics Designer

Érico Santana is a graphic designer specialized in animation. He found his true calling in motion design as it allows him to combine his two greatest passions: design and illustration.

Through his creative use of motion design techniques in After Effects, Érico not only caught the public's eye, but also the attention of industry-leading companies. He has created content for major Brazilian and international brands like Heineken, Banco Itaú, and Comic-Con Experience (CCXP).


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
    • Presentation
  • U2

    Animating text in After Effects

    • Text Glitch Effect
    • Text animation as Shape Layers
    • Text on a Path and CC Cylinder
    • Text Animators
    • Typography in motion design
  • U3

    Producing a typographic video

    • Composition with Text Animators 1
    • Composition with Text Animators 2
    • Typographic compositions with Glitch
    • Typography in a fake 3D environment 1
    • Typography in a fake 3D environment 2
    • Liquid RGB
  • U4

    Assembly and finishing

    • Exporting our video
    • Texture and finish
    • Mounting
  • FP

    Final project

    • Typography Animation with After Effects

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Typography Animation with After Effects

A course by Érico Santana
Motion Graphics Designer. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined June 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (88)
  • 2547 students