Advanced Type Fade

After Effects has a very powerful type engine for creating all kinds of dynamic type animations, but what if you want something a little more subtle? In this 10 minute tutorial learn how you can combine After Effects’ Opacity and Type Opacity to create stylish, cinematic type fades.

Update: Peripatew Design has created an expression-driven preset that automatically fades the text in and out.

  1. Lance

    Hey John

    So another door opens and new possibilities await. Well for me at least! My next client is gonna get some type animation … period!


  2. Julius


    So nice. Subtle yet powerful.

  3. Chad

    Nice work as usual John, Thanks!

  4. ashcat

    That was really useful, thanks

  5. Carlos

    Love it! So how do I save this as a preset? Tried dragging range selectors over to Effects & Presets window, but did not work.

  6. Desiree

    Very nice touch! It’s the subtle differences that make all the difference.
    Thank you.

  7. Gabrielle

    Thank you so much for creating a sweet and simple tutorial. I am pretty much a novice to After Effects (took a few classes on AE in school), and this was extremely concise and helpful. I will definitely view more of your tutorials.

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