Adding a text layer


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Adding a text layer

Time to add some text to this composition. To make sure that the appropriate panels are open, change your workspace to the Text workspace preset. If the Character and Paragraph panels do not appear, go back to the Text pop-up and choose Reset Text. Now I'll click Yes. I'm going to resize my Comp panel slightly to make sure I'm viewing this at 100%. I've gone back to 1 View, and I'm going to temporarily turn off the camera, so I can see my set face on with no perspective distortion. I'm going to make sure that Paragraph is to centered text. That'll make it easy for me to arrange my text in this window, and I don't know what fonts you may be currently using.

So I'm going to go ahead and choose Reset Character to get this back to its defaults. Now the problem with creating lessons like this is we don't know what fonts you have. So we have to pick fonts that come bundled with After Effects. So we're going to pick the nice, safe Myriad Pro. Not the mos...

Adding a text layer
Video duration: 5m 16s 3h 26m Intermediate Updated Dec 19, 2012

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Adding a text layer provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 15: Creating a Sports Opening Title

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