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TUTORIALS

After Effects Custom Typography Write-On Tutorial

Part 1 ||  Create the letters - 00:45 - 03:13
- Create shapes from text
- Or Custom shape layers
- Put each letter on its own layer

Part 2 ||  Preparing the Logo for Animation - 03:13 - 03:50
- Pre-compose your letter layers

Part 3 ||  Masking - 03:51 - 05:37
- Add mask to cut out intersections of letters
- Duplicate segments as needed to complete letter
- Do this for each letter

Part 4 ||  Write-On - 05:38 - 06:38
- Add write-on effect to segments
- Change brush size and brush position
- Adjust keyframes as needed
- Change "On Original Image" to "Reveal Original Image"

Part 5 ||  Rotation and Scale - 06:38 - 08:38
- Change anchor point of each letter with "y"
- Add keyframes for scale and rotation making it grow from small to large
- Easy ease key frames

Part 6 ||  Liquid Dot - 08:38 - 13:00
- Add shape layer with stroke but no fill and create path dot will travel on
- Add second shape layer and adjust anchor point with "y"
- Create round shape that will be paint drop
- Copy paste the "path" from the stroke shape layer to the position on the paint drop layer
- Adjust key frames for speed
- Layer, transform, auto-orient
- Create head and tail of the dot in the shape layer
- Continue to add and adjust keyframes as the dot moves along the path

tutorial by Evan Abram
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-SK5sdLwSM

Part 7  ||   - Detail - 13:00 - 15:00
- Go into each letter's precomp
- Add a shape layer with stroke but no fill
- Add a trim path
- To animate adjust keyframes for state and end
- To animate "write-on" off change the stroke length in the effect controls