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Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional Classroom in a Book for Windows and Mac OS by Adobe Creative Team

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Chapter 3. Animating Text

Animating Text

Your type doesn’t need to sit still while your audience is reading it. In this lesson, you’ll learn several ways to animate type in After Effects, including time-saving methods unique to text layers.

Lesson overview

In this lesson, you’ll learn to do the following:

  • Create and animate text layers.

  • Stylize text using the Character and Paragraph panels.

  • Animate text using presets.

  • Preview animation presets in Adobe Bridge.

  • Customize an animation preset.

  • Animate text using keyframes.

  • Animate layers using parenting.

  • Edit and animate imported Photoshop text.

  • Use a text animator group to animate selected characters on a layer.

  • Apply a text ...

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