114. Stroke FX
• Create high-impact titles using multiple stroke FX
• Use expressions to link text for easy editing
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384 Responses to "Stroke FX"
R-3D
06/14/2014
Demais obrigado!(very nice thanks)

from RECIFE,BRAZIL
Daniel Christow
10/26/2013
I really enjoy the sense of humor that you have Mr. Kramer, like the joke from 1:40 - 1:47! Thank you so much for all the amazing tutorials!
Dinara
09/24/2013
thanks))))
Narender Soni
12/05/2013
Hello Sir, plz can you tell me how to make this Title in AE...

here is the link :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo7sOmE7Uck
Jeremiah
08/20/2013
Just did this tutorial and it worked. Something I noticed that was left out or covered very quickly is that, by default, Vegas looks at the Intensity channel. I had a black stroke and all of the dots stayed around the copy. I figured it out eventually when I was changing the color of the stroke and suddenly the dots jumped out to the outside of the stroke. Then I realized that you can change the channel to Alpha or several others and it was a huge struggle overcome.
Name
08/01/2013
hi
thanks for you
joash
06/11/2013
i so love this
d4nnythedog
05/08/2013
Andrew u rox !!
calebrecord
04/19/2013
i love
Mike Jose
03/19/2013
Im running on AFFX CS6, my issue here is the ''Source Text'' thing, it wont work, i did the Alt + click and linked the text with the maintext (first text layer created), and still nothing ;c, heeelp.
David Hentz
03/13/2013
Currently says video isn't working. Able to send me a working link? Thanks!
Jeysson
03/08/2013
Buddy, d'you know what, I love you sir. I barely can believe you do this for free and with all the interest and eager. If I could I would fly there, shake your hand, thank you and congratulate you personally!

FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA
MV
02/03/2013
Linking sources doesn't work, did it for 10 times. Trying to change the text, a piece of "Rocket" is still visible.
Edwin
02/13/2013
Are you sure you changed the text in the TOP (master) layer?
Joerg
02/02/2013
... and that was really G R E A T !!!!!!!
Thanks a lot and best regards from Germany
cedric
09/10/2012
Thank you i like you put the jingle of information
Teejay
08/10/2012
Hi, Love the tuts But I am having a problem with this one. I am using CS6 and for some reason I can't get all of my text to pick wipe to one source. I have tried it several times now but just can't gt it. Do you know what is the problem? Is it me or a bug in CS6? Thanks.
Edwin
02/13/2013
Make sure you ALT-CLICK te enter the expression mode
Danny
05/23/2012
Hi, I am having a problem with the vegas effect. It is as if I have the eyeball unchecked, I cannot see the balls or any part of the effect at all. What could I have done wrong?
shrish
05/10/2012
thank you so much..for all your tutorials..i am glad i just found this wonderful site
Warr
03/24/2012

Hey Adrew,

I love your stuff its the best, I'm trying to to learn how to do it, with your videos, they help me alot, im new to after effects, do you have any more videos , like basic to intermediate. I like to see some of those too. Keep up the good work.

warr
Alex
03/20/2012
Buuu, i came here to watch the transition from one image to the other...

But still, i enjoyed the tut. Thanks Andrew.
Wewaa
02/01/2012
Thank u.
ysmnj
01/25/2012
your tutorial is amazing,but you're teaching really fast

help,i couldnt find "alpha inverted matte",im using a.e cs3
Jefferson
02/28/2012
If you press F4 or hit the "Toggle switches/modes" button at the bottom of the timeline window it will reveal the modes. "Alpha Inverted Matte" is under the trkmatte setting for each layer.
William Marler
02/27/2012
You may see a button at the bottom of the timeline that says "Toggle Switches/Modes" that may then show the drop-down to choose luma matte.
Darren
01/16/2012
That was a cool tutorial, gave me some ideas for text effects
Ethan Ansell
01/12/2012
Las vegas uses 400,000 megawatts per year ;)
Edwin
02/13/2013
Almost as much as my LED christmas tree... yeah, I am working on my tan in winter....
elrin
01/12/2012
im not bored with your tuts..
Vazzz
01/04/2012
Awesome man!
Thanks for this and all your other tutorials which I'm obsessively going through ;)
doktor
10/24/2011
I like the way you telling your personal stories. And the comments the AE comments are extremly funny too. If I had more time I would watch all your tutorials just for the fun I have listening to you.

Thanks for beeing such a funny guy.
Luke
10/16/2011
This guy sucks!! He needs to stop rambling
Edwin
02/13/2013
Rambling gives the tutorials a nice human touch. If you don't like that, browse for other tutorials.

Keep on rambling, Andrew!!!
Joe O.
01/04/2012
Rambling?? Those are hilarious anecdotes..
Pulkit
11/20/2011
You know when you can make something as good as him...then say that!!!
Ben
11/19/2011
you need to stop rambling
Tim
10/16/2011
Thanks Andrew!! It was took more steps than I thought! I am really learning to appreciate these effects more and more!! Thank you!!!
Pedro
10/07/2011
Español PLIS PLIS PLIS
elduwani
10/05/2011
Well, all I gotta say is "you're Godsent".
You have no idea how many people's lives you're changing. After effects is like ur gospel that u're preaching to the world of young and aspiring dudes. And all the way from west Africa, I say 'thanks a milli' boss. Words ain't enough...
reddypraveen
09/30/2011
I wil see the tutorial
Jukasman
09/16/2011
Just a question for my new God. Say early on, you've pick wiped everything together..position, scale, etcetera because it seemed like a quick way to re-size your initial three layers to fit within the Title/Action Safe Area, then you find yourself deep in symbiotic duplicated layers and you cannot then do something like move your "Name This" or any other layer forward on the Z access...is there a quick way to disconnect them or do I need to go through each layer and delete all the code??
Edwin
02/13/2013
- Select your layers you want to batch-change
- Change the paranting-pulldown menu on one of the layers
- Et Voila: all the selected layers change
kcizxhxism
09/13/2011
yeooooooo waddd ihtt dewww immm sooo ignorantttttt yeo!!
tinydesert
09/03/2011
hey dude it's really amazing!!

thanks man! I'll keep watching all of tutorial!
lokanath sahu
08/03/2011
hi, sir i am new in this work, kindly give me some guidance to create effective effects, please give me support from you
Anthony
08/03/2011
Hi Andrew

I am a graphic designer myself, and from the sunny continent South-Africa :) I recently started branching into motion graphics, and discovered your site while browsing for tutorials. I just wanted to thank you personally, as it has helped me TONS!! Your tuts are awesome, and so informative. Thanks again!
oribm
08/03/2011
hi... great tut... thanks...
heres my rendition
http://www.youtube.com/oribm2001

thanks andrew... great stuff...
dot dot dot
Tim
07/25/2011
This and all the other tutorials are fantastic. Thank you 1,000x.
Rebel28
07/23/2011
Great Stuff, I love how even the not so snazzy tutorials can teach you so much.

I learnt some good stuff from tutorials like the slideshow tutorial.
Dante
07/18/2011
4:41 (PAIN SOUND)WTF?
Jen
07/16/2011
This is amazing. I am so happy I found this site. What an amazing resource!!!! Hooked.
DaviCresta
07/12/2011
HELP!
I don't listen sound effect
Magda
06/30/2011
This was great!
JOVEN LI
06/29/2011
thank you very much!I learned more cool things from your video!
Terdell Johnson
06/28/2011
I enjoyed the tutorial. I was very informative. Thank you!
thissa
06/24/2011
really cool~~~~

Giuliannoo
06/23/2011
Hi, when i zoom to 50% like you it shows very small, nothing compared with how shows at you. what can be the problem?
kevin
07/05/2011
it depends of your comp size!
Gimmi Cavalieri
06/21/2011
Hi Andrew, thanks for this tutorial!
mayur
05/31/2011
SUPERB
CAN U SEND ME THIS TYPE OF TUTORIAL????
kevin
07/05/2011
dont you see the WATCH button???????????
Bob
06/20/2011
Dude, check about 4 inches above your post and you'll see a "WATCH" button.
ed
06/09/2011
why would he send you this tutorial when it is right here on the website?
Timi
05/19/2011
Hey Andrew,

Does it have to be a stroke with no fill,
Maybe it is just the font I am using but when I make the stroke bigger on the original file, it doesn't just fill the inside - it fills both the inside and outside....doesn't look right like yours...
Tacitus D
05/19/2011
Andrew you are an inspiration, thx for everything, don't ever stop what you do you're a natural!
pawan
05/18/2011
very good to learn
maya
05/17/2011
hi this is mayank from india, I love and use your tuts for my work thanks for that, but i need some help ... could you tell me about how to handle it when your on sets,,,, pleasezzzz
nagarajan
04/25/2011
it is very nice.i like your tutorials
ayoub
04/20/2011
Nice
Drew
04/19/2011
I totally saw Sam at NABShow. I was talking to Nick Campbell and Sam wanted to say hey and I was so star-struck. You guys are awesome. Thanks for the tutorial
Dan
04/18/2011
Have tried this tutorial literally a dozen times and just cannot seem to get it to work at all. Does it have to do with your font selection? The whole pickwhip thing doesn't do anything and I can't create this adjustable top layer. Also, the stroke function seems to behave completely different on my system. Copied your settings verbatim on my screen and still no dice. Please explain.
Jye
04/14/2011
that was so helpful
Touhid
04/13/2011
U R Really mine.
Thank U.
Touhid
04/13/2011
U R really mine.
Thank U
PAT
04/12/2011
How to Download ??
Lars Nikolausson
04/11/2011
Hi Andrew!
Great tutorial as usual. You should know a funny thing about this. I just noticed that one of the logos from your project file is actually being used in a swedish TV show in one of their episodes! It's a kind of candid camera show called "Balls of Steel". Amazing how a serious production company just steals your thing and put on their show without any editing of their own except for the change of text.
Joshua Berrios
04/11/2011
what font should I use?
I have Mac OS X so I wanted to know what font should be recommended the most for this project. I wanted to use the Transformers Movie Font while I following the steps on this project but it didnt come out too well when I raised the px on the stroke.
ILikeFluffyKittens
04/07/2011
That "vegas" logo looks similar to Fallout New Vegas' logo. Awesome tutorial by the way - Keep up your good work! :]
brentley
04/04/2011
your projects are hard, but i found a way to cheat on your projects in class.. YAAyyy!!
xXx
04/13/2011
u don't have enough imagination to do your own?

:x
Dustin
03/31/2011
Nice tutorial
Ridcho
03/29/2011
Many thanks 4 this tutorial
ehab
03/28/2011
nice tutorials..thanks
wdkhan
03/28/2011
andrew vanashed after his last tutorial.
Sun
03/26/2011
it is familar to a logo fx of lamborghini commercial
Uzi Ninja
03/21/2011
You read my mind at the beginning and it sounded like I was talking to you hahahahaha!!!
Ryan Musselman
03/20/2011
Check out the title animation @ 02:35... looks familiar hahaha

http://www.hulu.com/watch/224832/the-morning-after-fri-mar-18-2011
Shane
03/18/2011
Any chance of a CS3 version of the project file. I'm still too poor to upgrade... :)
chie
03/16/2011
nice tutorials.....thanks
Filipe
03/15/2011
good job with with strokes, very helpfull.
Kcnsun
03/15/2011
The vegas effect will not work for me. I have turned off accepting lights. It will work for the regular letters but not the stroke. I asked my professor and one of the top students but they do not know why it isn't working either. Please help me!
Ken G.
12/15/2011
Wow, thank God for this comment, haha. I'm on CS3, and I had this same problem. Glad I decided to read through these comments. Once I applied the Vegas effect, nothing came up! I did what Andrew said. Then I followed what "Jakob" said, and now the Vegas effect appears. Thanks guys.
Eliyas I Mohamed
05/11/2011
Hey....Select the Text layer and change the color to any other color....other than BLACK.
Then the VEGAS effects appears.
That worked for me..hope it works for you.
GREAT TUTORIAL!
Elle
04/06/2011
Yes! That was my problem. THANK you!
Jakob
03/24/2011
Check if Vegas/Image Contours/Channel is set to alpha. If it's not, it should be.
Elle
03/23/2011
I'm experiencing the same problem. I'll let you know if I find anything - please, do the same! :)
Manoj(India)
03/14/2011
Oooooohhhhhhhhh,, nice tute'.. Andrew u r great...
Pichwise
03/13/2011
You are new Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso! (Sorry man, but his name is really long) I love all your tutorials, you are the man!
Sara
03/12/2011
Hi, I'm a big fan of your work!! thank's a lot for all this videos.
ulliroyal
03/11/2011
Did i say you are good... You are Rembrandt.
bibin
03/08/2011
good training
Adi
03/08/2011
hi there,
i need help, where can i get all the plu-ins startign with cc, like cc lens, cc light rays or so. can anyone help me.
marto
03/08/2011
They come with your installation cd as extras. You have to browse the CD or the CD image /folder and look for them.
ephraim boateng
03/08/2011
i want to be like u.u are ma role model for real
luoyeqing
03/07/2011
good
shijuishak
03/07/2011
hai andrew iam shiju....
its awesom atempt...thank u very mutch man....
vj9music
03/07/2011
awesome stroke.

thanks ANDREW KRAMER.
Saleh Abdulah
03/06/2011
WOW. great tutorial.

Thanks
rajesh
03/06/2011
hi, sir i am new in this work, kindly give me some guidance to create effective effects, please give me support from you
Tim
03/06/2011
your sounds a little bit different
nikos karademas
03/06/2011
hey man! you saved the day! again! respect ! thanx for sharing
Fakhrul
03/04/2011
helo...can I ask ur favour to make a tutorial about 'how to make cool kamehameha'
Nick
03/04/2011
I just wanna say you have helped me with tons of stuff. I've heard of you along time ago but i didn't know what you did or do. I've been watching your videos for about a week now and i've seen about 20 tutorials . I don't know how you come up with this stuff but your amazing.
Fakhrullah
03/04/2011
I want to ask ur favour....I want u to make a video tutorial how to make a cool kamehameha...can u
Magictrick
03/05/2011
Create a new solid. Make it blue. Make a mask in the form of a circle.

Click effects -> noises -> fractal noise. Feather it out. Hit effects -> Generate -> CC light rays. And there you go. Animate the Fractal Noise and place the light rays in the center.
louay
03/02/2011
I'm trying to be like you :DD
Nesar alam ansari
03/01/2011
Andrew you are wow.
Thomas
02/28/2011
Great tutorial! And easy to transfer the knowledge to Flash and Photoshop too - keep it up
Ringleader
02/28/2011
Hey. this is Ahmad

Lights its cooooool i love this stuff alot.....

Thanks for the Tut....

Thank you
Ahmad - The Ringleader
Ringleader
02/28/2011
Hi.. i'm Ahmad

itzzzzz superb..... yahoooooooooooo
Von Vade
02/27/2011
Awesome
henkvisser
02/27/2011
finally had some time to do this tut. Fun!
to run the vegas lights you need to animate the vegas effects rotation, kinda missed that one in the tutorial.
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