After Effects CC 2023: Date & Time (Numbers Effect)

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Description:
This tutorial will show you how to add the Numbers Effect to insert the real-time Date & Time Adobe After Effects CC 2023

Font Used in Tutorial:
https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Roboto+Mono

Chapters:
00:00  Intro: About the Tutorial
00:15  Create a New Adjustment Layer
00:28  Effects & Presets: Numbers
00:44  Add Numbers Effect & Customize
00:58  Duplicate Date Layer & Rename Time
01:07  How To Change Font of Numbers Effect
01:24  Effect Controls: Customize Date Layer
02:00  How To Change Color & Size
02:19  How To Change Position of Date & Time
02:39  Add Time Layer
03:08  Composite on Original

Software Used:
Adobe After Effects CC 2023 (Click To Try or Buy)

How To Insert Date Using Numbers Effect:

  1. Create a new Composition (Cmd/Ctrl + N)
  2. Add Adjustment Layer (right-click in the layers panel)
  3. Go to Effects & Presets Panel (Windows…Effects & Presets)
  4. Search for ’Numbers’
  5. Drag Effects on the Adjustment Layer
  6. Select Font, Style, Direction, and Alignment and click ‘OK’
  7. Go to Effect Controls
  8. Change Format Type to ‘Short Date’ (or other options)
  9. Tick the box for ‘Current Date & Time’
  10. Click Swatch next to the ‘Fill’ color to change the color of the text
  11. Change Size by scrubbing over the Size Property value
  12. Use Position to change the position of the text


How To Insert Time Using Numbers Effect:

  1. Create a new Composition (Cmd/Ctrl + N)
  2. Add an Adjustment Layer or duplicate Date layer
  3. Go to Effects & Presets Panel (Windows…Effects & Presets)
  4. Search for ’Numbers’
  5. Drag Effects on the Adjustment Layer
  6. Select Font, Style, Direction, and Alignment and click ‘OK’
  7. Go to Effect Controls
  8. Change Format Type to ‘Time’ (or other options)
  9. Tick the box for ‘Current Date & Time’
  10. Click Swatch next to the ‘Fill’ color to change the color of the text
  11. Change Size by scrubbing over the Size Property value
  12. Use Position to change the position of the text


How To Change Font Properties of Numbers Effect (after adding effect):

  1. Go to Effect Controls
  2. Click on ‘Options’ at the top of Effect Control

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