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Light Sweep in After Effects Creates Dramatic Effect

Danny Greer
By Danny Greer
By Danny Greer

Create dramatic text in After Effects with this easy to create light sweep effect!

VinhSon Nguyen over at CreativeDojo.net shares his technique for creating a unique light effect in After Effects.   In the following tutorial you’ll discover how to add depth and movement to text elements, and then finish it off with a light sweep for dramatic effect.

Using the built-in CC Light Sweep effect in After Effects you can change the parameters of this effect – making it big and bold, or more classy and subtle.  The tutorial shows how to modify each of the light sweep settings, including direction, shape, intensity and blending mode.  Finally, you’ll learn how to add keyframes to animate the speed and direction of the light sweep.

Check out this clean After Effects light effect to add flair to your project’s titles or credits!