Animating a Pencil Line Drawing in After Effects

Casey Latiolais breaks down the line drawing effect he created for a holiday card “Perfect Gift // Bruton Stroube Holiday 2012”, using some Adobe Illustrator line art, and the standard After Effects tried and true “write-On” effect.Got asked a few times how I did the pencil drawing for the Holiday card. It was actually pretty simple using some basic techniquesThere are many ways to create a similar effect in After Effects, ranging from using the vector “trim Path” effect in AE, but here Casey shows creating the effect easily with the write on effect, and also provides a walkthrough for having the pencil line look a little more like pencil such as adding some distortion to the line, and some composting tips for the final look.

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