After Effects Video Tutorial: Karaoke Text
Create a Karaoke text effect that highlights words in sync with your voice.
In this Premiumbeat exclusive video tutorial you’ll learn how to produce a karaoke effect in After Effects. Whether you’re actually doing a karaoke video or are simply mocking one up as a parody, check out the AE tutorial to recreate the look of ‘traditional’ karaoke music displays.
The overall technique is pretty straightforward but I’ll explain a few audio tips and tricks that aren’t easy to figure out on your own. The video covers:
- How audio interacts with video controlled by frames
- Understanding audio layers
- The proper way to playback audio
- What fonts are easy to read
Mastering audio in After Effects is a key skill that motion graphic designers need to have, as sound can be a crucial element in enhancing your digital effects.
Don’t want to watch the video? Follow along with the step-by-step tutorial below. Click any image for larger view.
|1||Create a new composition and add in a bright blue background.|
|2||Apply a ramp and blend with the original.|
|3||Create some new text to coincide with your first statement.|
|4||Set a marker at the end of the first statement.|
|5||Stylize the text so that it is white with a black stroke. Set the parameter from metric to optical.|
|6||Draw masks around each text line.|
|7||Set keyframes, Animating a mask reveal from left to right.|
|8||Duplicate the text layer, take out the strokes and add a yellow fill.|
|9||Adjust keyframes so white animates on first, followed by the yellow.|
|10||Set a mask keyframe to wipe the text off.|
If you have any questions regarding this tutorial, or if you have any quick tips for using expressions in After Effects, please comment below!