Create a Monty Python-style talking head in this tutorial beginning with the sound recording in Adobe Audition, moving on to the image prep in Adobe Photoshop, and ending up in good old Adobe After Effects, where a little Expression magic saves the day.

A recent titling project used such techniques, creating a look of organic autumnal motion with leaves, which was changed to wintry snowflakes at the very last second. Here’s how it was done.

As the designer and creator of the site, my aim was to inject life and playfulness into both the character illustrations and the word games that followed them, and many people have asked me just how it was done—so here we go!

In this video tutorial, Lee takes you on an in-depth tour of an animation workflow between Adobe Illustrator CS2 and Adobe After Effects 7.

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