Andrew Kramer from Video Copilot.net shows us a great after effects damage and decay tutorial. This doesn’t require any third party plug-ins and uses procedural effects so it’s a really scaleable method. It also means you can change the text at any time and all the effects will remap onto your new text. It doesn’t have to be limited to text either, you can apply this effect to any shape.
This is great for producing chipped paint effects, adding blood, rust or general wear and tear.