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Adam Glassmanpen on a scroll stroke
by on Jun 9, 2010 at 11:06:56 am

Hi everyone, I'm new to AE, I have an old scroll BG and I have paths imported from Ai. what effects should I use to make the strokes look like a calligraphic pen on a scroll? Thanks, A.G.

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Michael SzalapskiRe: pen on a scroll stroke
by on Jun 10, 2010 at 1:25:13 pm

You can use the actual AI elements and reveal them with masks or following any of the many "animating a signature" tutorials out there.

If you want to use the path information in AE, you can use the stroke effect to write it on. There is also a write on effect that may come in handy at some point.

The Roughen Edges effect is good for adding that ancient ink look to the edges of a layer. You might also consider playing with blend modes of your layer over some sort of paper texture.

This tutorial may also prove useful. Might not.

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