The native plug-ins provided by Adobe After Effects allow for simple yet impactful text animations, such as the Card Wipe effect. Although there are a multitude of royalty-free After Effects transitions templates ready for use, you might want to create your own typography effect to spruce up your business promo, wedding highlight reel, or any other personalized project. Using one of the numerous AE animation tools offered, this brief tutorial demonstrates how to add oomph to your text layers—making the overall experience of your video extra impressive.

The Card Wipe effect creates fluid transitions between still images and footage. This built-in animation comes standard with After Effects, and the video below will teach you how to use this tool for text in just five minutes.


How to Use the Card Wipe Effect for Text Transitions in AE

Get the code for the inertial bounce expression here. Backgrounds for text transitions can be downloaded on GraphicStock.

There are tons of additional options for adding custom animation to your project. Rotating and dissolving effects also come with AE, and are equally simple to navigate.

Alternatively, you can download a pre-packaged After Effects template save time instead of designing your own text transitions. We’ve collected some of our most popular templates with this effect—all of which are included in an annual VideoBlocks subscription.


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