After weeks of work, I just finished the most recent piece. The upcoming PC port of the game needed a new title screen image, as the game will be in landscape view. A million billion hours, only 45 colors! That art was probably the primary reason I got into this field in the first place.
In one example, I had multiple lines of "handwritten" Text on a "blackboard.
I "distressed" the Text a bit, to simulate the texture of an old blackboard. Then, I used a Layer Mask to "hide" most of the Text, and altered that many times, to "reveal" the Text, part of a letter at a time. I added two SFX files: In my case, I wanted each letter to look as though it was being fluidly written to the blackboard, so revealing the letters, exactly as they would be written, was what I wished to achieve.
If one is less concerned with the result looking exactly like someone is writing, there are many ways to use Effects, like Crop, or perhaps Transitions, like Linear Wipe, to simulate things, though I found those rough, plus I had many lines of Text. It took some planning, and then time to implement, just as I wanted it, but the finished effect was great, and there was nothing that I would have done differently.
I did not do that, but used the SFX files to hint that the chalk was moved, then placed back in contact with the blackboard. Also, if the "writing surface" is smooth, then there would likely be no reason to "distress" the Text.Free and commercial Adobe Photoshop Plugins, free and commercial Photoshop filters, actions, brushes, presets, ico format plugins, FlamingPear SuperBladePro presets, and more.
Mar 08, · After Effects - Chalk Effect Easy After Effects.
Chalkboard Animation Part 1 - Duration: How to write the word Menu on a chalkboard. Voodoo Highway Music & Post (Music Composer) A full-service audio post-production house, composing music and designing audio for animation, films, video games, advertising, and a number of live-action television series for some of North America’s largest networks.
This will create the colored chalk outline and finish off the text effect. Congratulations, You're Done!
In this tutorial, we created a simple background using a blackboard texture, and then created text and a smart object layer to work on the effect. Aug 08, · "Writing With Chalk" effect - Creative Cow's Adobe After Effects forum is headed by a team of illustrious media professionals that have helped make it one of the crown jewels of the Cow site.
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