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Setting Type with LiveMotion

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Type is much more than words on a page. Type can make your designs communicate a feeling. Whether your goal is to be sincere, playful, warm, scary, conservative, or avant-garde, type can help you create compositions that visually as well as semantically convey that goal (see Figure 3.1).

Figure 3.1 Type expresses emotion.

In this hour, you'll learn about the following:

  • The basics of typography

  • How to create text objects

  • Sizing type

  • Tracking type

  • Setting type leading

  • Aligning type

Enabling you to set graphic type is one of LiveMotion's strongest suits. With a good understanding of basic typographic principles, and a workout using LiveMotion's typesetting tools, you'll have your designs expressing themselves in no time.

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