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Animated Handwriting Techniques

Why Animate?

Adding an animation will help your media stand out if you’re using it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. In a presentation it can be more engaging and in a production can really draw the eye.

What’s in the Video?

There’s a few videos covering a handwriting technique so I’ve tried to go a little further. Firstly I’ll use a single path mask to reveal the text then using a similar technique I split it up into each letter. Finally using a cross between both techniques, and another effect, create a spooky Halloween effect.

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About Eric Renno (415 Articles)
Eric’s background in video editing with Adobe Premier led to his interest, and then obsession, with Photoshop. Starting TipSquirrel.com as a hobby he is proud to have gathered together and be a part of The Photoshop Nuts. Known as only “TipSquirrel” for two years, Eric ‘went public’ when he was a finalist in The Next Adobe Photoshop Evangelist competition. He’s also been a finalist in Deke’s Techniques Photoshop Challenge. While still taking on some freelance work, Eric has recently become a Lecturer at Peterborough’s Media and Journalism Centre where he enjoys sharing his knowledge as well as learning new skills. This realisation that he loves to teach has made Eric look at altering his career path.

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