Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating text in After Effects, part of Premiere Pro and After Effects: Creating Title Graphics.
Next comes creating my text that goes over this bar.…I'm going to press the Apostrophe key to bring my Action and Title Safe…areas back up.…So I make sure I'm putting my text in the right place and select the Type Tool.…Doing so brings up the Character panel and the Paragraph panel.…I'm going to left Justify, I'm going to use a color of white and from my Font I…think I want to use Myriad Pro.…I don't know how this point size is going to work out, so I'm just going to…start at this default, and I can always change it later.…
Place my cursor again at the 4x3 Center Cut Title Safe area, click and start typing.…This guy's name happens to be Clive Robertson.…Press Enter and I definitely need to be larger.…So I'll scrub this point size up a little bit here to around that in size and I…might go to a heavier weight such as Semibold to make it stand up a bit better.…I'm going to return to my Selection Tool, drag this down a little bit or I can…just use the cursor keys to move it up, down, left and right and move it about…
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- Combining layer styles and effects to enhance the final look