AE -Text Effects


new comp

import outline and matte version of text

drag outline into timeline

right click on outline

create shapes from vector layer

delete original


in drop down options add trim paths

activate ‘end’ clock at beginning

change value to 0

scroll to end

change value to 100



new comp

drag in comp 1 twice

create black solid and put in middle

change middle setting from none to alpha matte

offset top comp 1

add simple choker effect to top comp 1

change its value to negative


text 2.gif

select all layers

go to layer, pre-compose


new comp

drag in pre

layer, new, adjustment layer

search glow and drag onto adjustment layer


change settings

duplicate ad layer

select layers and pre composite again

new comp

drag in the original matte file(words)

drag a gradient ramp onto it


change the colours

drag comp 1 in

drag pre-comp 2 in

change both of their modes to add

text 3.gif

precomp again (3)

another precomp 3 (add)

radial blur on top one

change spin to zoom

increase amount

opacity option on top one

alt click on timer


text 4.gif

new comp

draw line across centre with pen tool

drag wave warp effect onto it

make waves bigger

change pinning to right edge

text 5.gif

layer, layer styles, gradient overlay

change angle to 180



change settings

duplicate again and change settings

text 6.gif

precomp it

new comp

drag in precomp 4 twice

add the effect turbulent displace

change complexity and size

add adjustment layer, then add glow to it

text 7.gif

precomp again

new comp

bring pre 5 into it

move to left

duplicate and rotate

bring text back into composition

text 8.gif


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