Creating the text ring


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Creating the text ring

Finally, let's do that text ring. And how big was that? The event names were just under 600 pixels around. I will make it a size of, say, 560 or something like that, and again I can adjust these things later. I will come back, twirl up my Shape group, rename this one outer circle, press F2 to deselect so I can start a brand-new shape group. Ellipse tool, same ritual. Click-drag, add Shift, add Command or Ctrl, drag it out to about the size that I want, which was somewhere around here, pretty large.

V to return to my Selection tool, increase the stroke, because I need a fairly wide band to fit text into. Now the next trick is adding that text. Unfortunately, I cannot add text directly to a shape layer. Also, unfortunately I cannot copy any ellipse path and paste it into a mask path on another layer. So I am going to be careful to what I do next. I am going to create a Layer > New > Text. So I have a starting text layer. We need white type. That's fine. Fairly small size. Of course,...

Creating the text ring
Video duration: 4m 21s 3h 26m Intermediate Updated Dec 19, 2012

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Creating the text ring 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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