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Animation for Typographic Compositions

A course by Holke 79
Motion graphics designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined June 2015
, Motion graphics designer

Learn the techniques to animate your typographic designs and share them on social media

  • Best seller English, Spanish
  • 97% positive reviews (1K)
  • 39832 students

Learn the techniques to animate your typographic designs and share them on social media



English, Spanish
  • 97% positive reviews (1K)
  • 39832 students
  • 20 lessons (3h 8m)
  • 8 additional resources (1 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


In a world dominated by GIFs and videos, animation is the key to making your letters stand out. In this Domestika course, learn how to bring words to life using Adobe After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite and take your typographic compositions to the next level.

Join motion graphics designer Borja Holke, better known as Holke 79, and learn the secrets, techniques, and approaches to create experimental typographic animations from scratch.

If you’re new to animation or want to brush up on the basics, check out his other course
Introduction to Motion Design and Animation Curves in After Effects.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Let's tune up our weapons: After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite
  • U3
    U3. Basis on typography and methods to approach this type of work
  • U4
    U4. Experimenting with moving typography
  • U5
    U5. The animated poster
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet your teacher Borja and hear about his career as a graphic designer and how became an expert in motion design. See several examples of typographic animation that inspire him and some of his favorite typefaces.

Start by learning how to install the two design and animation tools that you’ll use in the course: Adobe After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite. Then, explore their interfaces and check the setting to make sure you have the tools set up like your teacher.

Now it’s time to focus on everything type related. Review the basic concepts of typographic design and learn how to work with and search for fonts in Adobe Fonts. Then, explore two distinct approaches to your work as a graphic designer and animator: concept-based or reference-based.

Next, practice different ways to animate texts with some specific exercises in After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite.

To wrap up the course, design and animate a typographic poster by applying everything you have learned so far. Borja guides you through the process step by step and gives you some tips on how to choose the right format for sharing your work on social media.

What is this course's project?

Design and animate a typographic poster using the new skills and techniques you learn during the course.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Graphic designers and typography lovers who want to bring their typographic compositions to life with eye-catching animations.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of graphic design, a working knowledge of the Adobe suite, and experience working with 3D software are needed for this course.

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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Holke 79

A course by Holke 79

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Motion graphics designer

Borja Holke, better known as Holke79, is a graphic designer and motion design expert with more than a decade of animation projects under his belt. He has worked with big-name clients like Converse, Canal +, La Sexta, and even the punk rock stars Green Day.

His expertise are digital composition, 2D and 3D animation, and storyboard, styleframe, and typography animation for branding and advertising.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation (Who I am)
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course
  • U2

    Let's tune up our weapons: After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite

    • Install and prepare Adobe After Effects
    • Cinema 4D Lite. How to access it and a first look at the interface and some basic functions
  • U3

    Basis on typography and methods to approach this type of work

    • What is Adobe Fonts and how is it used?
    • Typographic Foundations: What we can and shouldn't do with our animated lyrics
    • Approach work from a concept
    • Focus the work from a previous reference
  • U4

    Experimenting with moving typography

    • Happy-Sad: A basic exercise in After Effects
    • Creating elastic letters in After Effects
    • Multiplicity and typographical madness in After Effects
    • Just finish it: The crazy roller in Cinema 4D Lite
    • The infinite wave in Cinema 4D Lite
    • Twist in Cinema 4D Lite
    • The eternal loop in a vortex
  • U5

    The animated poster

    • What kind of poster we can animate
    • Designing our poster
    • Making our animations and final assembly in Cinema 4D and After Effects
    • Tips on output formats for social networks
  • FP

    Final project

    • Animation for typographic compositions

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates
    Plus

    If you're a Plus or PRO member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

  • Watch professionally produced courses

    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Animation for Typographic Compositions. 3D, Animation, Calligraphy, and Typography course by Holke 79 Best seller

Animation for Typographic Compositions

A course by Holke 79
Motion graphics designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined June 2015
  • 97% positive reviews (1K)
  • 39832 students