MOTION TEXT TUTORIAL

Tutorial Created: Tuesday, January 14 2014
Level: Medium


Step One - THE TEXT

We're going to write out our text. Make sure you already have your background designed. Your text can be any color you'd like but I'll be using white (#FFFFFF) for this tutorial. When you've written out your text and have it placed where you want it, you will duplicate your layer 4 times. It should appear like this.

Click on the second layer, hold down Shift and click on the last layer (should be the 4th copy at the top). Right-click the highlighted layers and select "Rasterize Type".

Step Two - ANIMATION

Open your animation window. Go to Window>Animation. Create a new frame. On this frame, make sure only your second layer (Atrocity copy) is selected. Go to Filter>Blur>Motion Blur. Set your distance at 3 pixels. Your settings should match mine.


From here on forth, we're just going to repeat this step but with slightly different settings. Create another new frame, this should be Frame 3. Make your 2nd text duplicated layer (3rd text layer) visible for this frame, all other frames should be hidden with the exception of your background. Go to Filter>Blur>Motion Blur and set your distance to 8 pixels.

Create another new frame, this should be Frame 4. Make your 3rd text duplicated layer (4th text layer) visible for this frame. Go to Filter>Blur>Motion Blur and set your distance to 12 pixels.

Create another new frame, this should be Frame 5. Make your 4th text duplicated layer (5th text layer) visible for this frame. Go to Filter>Blur>Motion Blur and set your distance to 15 pixels.

Now, we're going to work backwards. Create a new frame (this will be Frame 6). On this frame, hide copy 4 and make copy 3 visible. Create a new frame (Frame 7) and make copy 2 visible, hiding copy 3. Create another new frame (Frame 8) and make copy 2 hidden, make copy visible. You'll want to adjust your speed. I find that 0.1 (0.10) is the best speed. You're image is complete. You should now having something like my final result.