Back to Blog

Tutorial: Create a Write-On Effect in After Effects

By Joey Korenman
After Effects

Here's how to achieve the write-on effect in After Effects.

You're going to need to know how to do a write-on sooner or later, so why not sooner? Joey is going to show you how to master this technique a few different ways. First, you'll start with a couple of quick ways of doing a write-on which are perfect for when you're short on time and need to get the job done but still have everything look good. Then you'll learn a very cool way of doing a write-on that looks like a paintbrush is actually painting the type on. It's a bit more time consuming, but totally worth it for those times when you want to make something look really bad-ass. We also want to give a quick shout-out to the Ringling College of Art and Design who sponsored the 30 Days of After Effects series. You can find out more about their awesome Motion Design Department in the resources tab. 

Download write-on project files.

Download Project
View More From

30 Days of After Effects

Previous
After Effects
Tutorial: Using Stop Motion Animation with After Effects

Learn how to create a mixed-media animation in After Effects by using real stop motion footage and standard After Effects animation.

Next
After Effects
Tutorial: Using Polar Coordinates in After Effects

Master the Polar Coordinates effect in After Effects and create a GMunk inspired sci-fi space tunnel.

See the whole Collection