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Matt James
Stroke reveal text with varying width
on Feb 4, 2019 at 12:03:27 pm

Hi all.

I'm adamant that I saw a post a while back answering this in some detail but I cannot find it for love nor money now. If anyone can help I would really appreciate it.

Text reveal using mask path and stroke(s) - easy.

However, if I am using a font which has varying widths throughout each character (script and calligraphy fonts in particular), how do I go about stroking the paths without leaving artefacts where the lines cross each other?

I know you can't adjust the stroke size over the course of the movement as it adjusts the entire stroke's width but I'm sure I've seen a complex way to do this on CCow. Please could someone point me in the right direction?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Stroke reveal text with varying width
on Feb 4, 2019 at 5:42:15 pm

Abandon the Stroke effect in favor of the Write On effect. Write On lets you vary the pen size.

It'll take you all of 15 minutes to get used to the way the effect works.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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