After Effects Handwriting Tutorial

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15

Jan

2012
After Effects Handwriting Tutorial

This is a helpful tutorial to create an animation of a marker writing out a logo or a few words, followed by a slick reveal to an actual logo.

This is my first tutorial. I hope you enjoy it!

Here is a quick step by step guide…
1. Create your final image
2. Print the logo only without any backgrounds. Just the part you are intending to trace
3. Trace with a thin marker
4. Scan the image
5. Adjust the levels in photoshop
6. Import into After Effects
7. Size scanned image to line up with original artwork
8. Apply stroke effect
9. Use the pen tool to trace over scanned image
10. In the stroke effect, change to reveal original image
11. Increase brush size
12. Animate the end from 0 to 100%
13. Add marker graphic
14. Keyframe the position to trace the drawn image frame by frame
15. Tweak as you like!

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