Create a 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.
If you have any questions, click over to the Q&A tab to post them. Other students can answer you, and we’ll put our team on the case to try and get you a solution ASAP.
When I reach around 13 minutes into this tutorial (selecting the paint layer to have the alpha matte of font layer-- it does not do so when I click it. I've watched the tutorial about 7 times now, restarted the entire process, and still, my paint layer does not choose to become an alpha matte under the font layer. Would really appreciate your advice!