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Chris Dixon
Make some words BOLD in text layer
on Sep 22, 2011 at 2:28:34 pm

IS it possible to make some words bold in a text layer while keeping the rest of the words normal? When I try to embolden one or two words, Apple Motion changes all the words in the layer. The only way I've been able to figure out is to duplicate the layer, change that layer's properties to bold, and delete the words that I don't want to be bold.

This is somewhat time consuming since changing the letters to bold slightly changes their size, and I have to go in and move each emboldened word around to get them to fit into space with the other words. Is there a faster way to do this?

Thanks.


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Mark Spencer
Re: Make some words BOLD in text layer
on Sep 22, 2011 at 2:38:45 pm

Sure you can. Just select the letters you want to change - you can change the font, style, color, whatever of the selected glyphs in a text layer.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
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Chris Dixon
Re: Make some words BOLD in text layer
on Sep 22, 2011 at 2:53:06 pm

Mark,

Thanks for the response.

I must be missing something here. When I select letters in a layer and change anything: size, font, color, etc. It changes the entire layer, not just the letters I highlight.


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Stephen Smith
Re: Make some words BOLD in text layer
on Sep 22, 2011 at 2:58:07 pm

Select the text you want to alter in the Canvas NOT the inspector and then the changes will only effect the selected text. Hope this helps and best of luck.

Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

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Chris Dixon
Re: Make some words BOLD in text layer
on Sep 22, 2011 at 3:03:31 pm

Oooooh! Thanks!
That will save me so much time.


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Stephen Smith
Re: Make some words BOLD in text layer
on Sep 22, 2011 at 3:07:56 pm

Happy to help Chris, best of luck.

Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

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