A text effect template allows you to animate the text in your video whether that’s text that swipes across the screen, text that appears to be typewritten, stomp text, a glitch effect or another type of text animation.
Text in a video can be pivotal to providing context for the viewer, particularly where video is being watched with the sound off. However, you want your text to be engaging and blend into the rest of the video so it’s not incongruous. After Effects templates enable you to experiment with different types of text effects, and when you have an Envato Elements subscription you get access to unlimited After Effects text animation templates for your projects.
Watch your words take motion with the help of an animated After Effects text template, whether it’s a stomp opener, text box animation or a pack of animated tiles.
The popularity of fast typography text animation has increased over the last four years since Apple launched its iconic “Don’t Blink” stomp video. It spurred a slew of fast typography video copycats that make use of sped up text and our modern propensity to speed read.
In a nutshell, the basic concept of a stomp video is to display text word-by-word, in bite sized chunks, rapidly, one after the other. This increases the average rate of words-per-minute that are displayed on the screen and enables you to get across your message quickly and succinctly.
In this lesson from our free After Effects course on Envato Tuts+, instructor Dave Bode will walk you through how to animate text in After Effects. If you’re new to After Effects, we suggest that you start from the beginning of the course first.
This more advanced lesson doesn’t require a template so you’ll be learning how to animate 3D text in After Effects from scratch. There’s an accompanying video on how to create your own text animation After Effects template too.
The glitch effect is on trend right now. It’s synonymous with the retro design style of the 80s which has taken hold over the last few years, thanks to reboots of classic 1980s films like Bladerunner and Dune. We’ve seen the glitch text effect used frequently in video content from music videos to advertising.
You can produce your own glitched out text with this course on how to create a modern glitch animation in After Effects – alongside glitch After Effects templates.