This is part 1 in a 3 part series of creating lower thirds in Adobe After Effects. If you are new to creating titles and lower thirds I would start here. In part 2 we look at using several photo elements to design a stylized lower third graphic. And if you feel comfortable working with After effects, you may want to jump right to lesson 3 where we create a build in and build out lower third animation.
Creating a lower third using shapes in after effects.
In this lesson we are using a basic rectangle shape but giving it an opaque to transparent look for our lower thirds. Learn how to adjust gradients and animate a simple lower third.
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