How to Animate Text & Images on a Custom Path Tutorial | After Effects CC 2017

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to animate Text on a custom path including shape layers & masks. I’ll also show you how to animate png files & objects along a custom path. This is a must know effect for any visual effects artist and motion graphics artist. A great tool to have in your vfx arsenal. Learning how to move text, objects, and images along a path is very useful and less time consuming than having to keyframe the position & rotation parameters of a layer. Hopefully this technique increases your motion graphics productivity and help you become an epic visual effects artist!

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• For this tutorial I use Adobe After Effects CC 2017. No plugins are required.

Video tutorial by Max Bard @magicbard


• Use a shape layer path to move png & shape layers along a path.
• Draw out a path with the pen tool to move a text layer along a custom path.
• Layer these effects to move a plan png file and add chemtrails (bonus). If you do this, post on instagram & tag @videofort i’ll feature you in the next tutorial.

Please leave a like if this helped you and if you have any questions or want to learn a certain effect please let me know in the comments section and I’ll get to it ASAP.

Duration: 00:09:09