The folks at Rampant Design Tools show you how to make a messy text reveal using built-in effect Simple Choker and some stock elements.
One of the more interesting text animation techniques is a paint-on effect where brush strokes reveal a title on the screen. To create this effect we will use Boris RED 4.2 for its comprehensive paint features…
Read the tutorial: Create a Title Paint-On Effect With Boris RED 4.2
Learn more about Boris Red in our Plug-in Finder
I’ll be doing a series on tricks with paint and clone tools. Here is number one. A student asked me how to achieve this effect a few months back. It’s very easy, but as you can see, I’m not much of a tagger.
If you don’t have AE 7, here’s the basic technique. Put your text or logo on a layer. Add a solid, we’ll call it ‘Paint Layer’. Make sure it’s below your text layer. Use the Paint brush, with a big fat fluffy brush setting. If you have a tablet, even better! Set the pen pressure settings for roundness, flow, etc. Paint your strokes and make any adjustments. Then, apply Scatter to your layer. Adjust as necessary. Set the Track Matte of your ‘Paint Layer’ to Alpha Matte Inverted. If you don’t have that option, your text layer is not above your ‘Paint Layer’.