Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using strokes, part of After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music.
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After Effects offers a number of options for adding a stroke to your title.…To explore these options, create some type in a nice big, chunky font,…preferably one with sharp edges on the corners.…You'll see why this is important later on.…Now currently, I have no stroke applied.…If I bring the Stroke Color forward and then click it again, I can change the…color. Let's make it a red.…Obviously, a black stroke is not going to show up.…When I increase the stroke width, you can see it quickly overwhelms the fill color.…
This is because the default is to draw the stroke over the fill.…There is a menu to the right of the width that controls how fills and strokes are drawn.…The default is Stroke Over Fill, but in this menu we can change this to Fill Over Stroke.…However, if you increase the size even more, the stroke of a character will…overlap the adjacent fill.…For instance, the stroke of the letter K is overlapping the fill of the O, and…that goes for all the other characters.…There is another option in this menu that's very useful and that's All…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- The core text animation recipes
- Animating text along a path
- Working with text animation presets
- Timing animation to audio
- Per-character 3D type
- Rendering with an alpha channel
- Making Photoshop type editable in After Effects
- Professional typesetting tips