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Apply Dramatic Text Reflection; After Effects Glow Effect (Part-2)

Adding just a glow effect to your title or intro is very good, but not good enough. Why not add a bit of dramatic look while you can? Adding reflection and shadows to your glowing text changes the total look of your text. In this blog, I’ll show you how you can add reflection glow effect to your text.

Why Add A Glow Effect In After Effects?

Well, I hope you’ve checked out my ‘Glow Effect In After Effects’ blog. Because, nowadays, marketing is everything for a company. The more lucrative your presentation is, the more attention you get. To catch attention, you’ll need the help of after effects glow effect. And, more attention means more publicity and success. Isn’t it? But whatever your goal or aim is, you’ll always want to leave your audience speechless in amusement. Right? That’s why use Adobe after effects for the glow effect. If you’ve read my Glow effect after effects blog, then this tutorial blog will be a piece of cake for you. Because you’ll be needing that animation at first. So, let’s get started!

Steps Of Adding Reflection With After Effects Glow Effect

Okay, first things first. To add a reflection to your glowing text, first, you need to add some glow effects to your desired text. Now, if you’re at rookie-level and my previous blog doesn’t seem too easy for you. That’s completely okay. Because you can always check out my tutorial video. I’m sure it’ll be helpful. Now then, let’s start.

Step-1: So, after adding the glow effect to your shadow, this part comes next. I’ve added a glow effect on my text and it looks like this.

Previous Glow Animation

Next, I’ll select my both text layer and tap on the ‘Layer’ from the menu bar. Then, click on pre-compose. Now, for the name of the pre-compose layer, I’ve written the Title glow effect.

Selecting Pre-Compose Layer

Step-2: Now, to give more focus to your title, you need to import a background or texture that is matched with the color of your text. I’ve imported a blue shade-colored texture and put it under the title glow.

Adjusting Background With Title Glow

Step-3: Now, make it a 3D layer. How to make a layer 3D is shown below. Now, select the background layer, press R from the keyboard. The rotation bars will open. Now, make the x rotation into 85-90 degrees or so. Mainly adjust it with your text’s level.

If needed, scale the background and position to bring it down to text.
Making The Background Below The Title Glow

Step-4: Now, selecting the background layer, select “Effect”, then “Color-Correction”, and ‘Tint’.

Color-correcting and Adding Curves

Then again, “Effect”, then “Color-Correction” & ‘Curves’. Now, moving the curve line, you’ll see the background glowing and darkening. This will help you to adjust the glow effect between the text and background.

Step-5: Again, select the background layer, then “Layer” from the menu bar, and press “Pre-Compose”. I named it as “Floor Glow Effect”. Because we’re adjusting the floor, right? Oh, and don’t forget to click on the “move all to new compositions”.

Now, turn off the eye of the Floor Glow Effect.
New Pre-compose Layer

Step-6: Press Ctrl+D to duplicate the Title Glow Effect and select the bottom layer. Again, ‘Layer’ from the menu bar, press ‘Transform’ and ‘Flip Vertical’. Do you see a reflection now? I guess yes! Now adjust it to the upper text so that it looks realistic for real.

Adjusting Text Reflection

Step-7: We are almost done with this after effects glow effect. Just select ‘Layer’>New>Adjustment Layer. Then for the final touch, press Effect>Blur & Sharpen>Compound Blur.

Adding Compound Blur To The Reflection

Now turn on the Floor glow effect and select ‘Floor Glow Effect’ from the ‘Blur layer’ tick on the ‘Invert Blur’. I kept the maximum blur as 11.

Final Animation

And congratulations!! Why not? You’ve just completed one of the complicated text animations in Adobe After Effects! So, it is in order! From now on, you can animate your text along with your choice of background and reflection.

If there is any problem to understand anything, you can always check out our video. Because our channel always uploads amazing and effective tutorials.

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