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ashley brownErase text layers in AE ?
by on Apr 26, 2014 at 2:42:41 pm

I am trying to follow <a href="">this</a> tutorial in after effects. I'm on the erase text part but.. It seems that you can only erase things in the layer panel correct? I can't seem to get a text layer in the layer panel so it can be erased, nor when I precompose the text either. Other than creating a mask around it, is there a simpler way to just go in an erase it?


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Todd KoprivaRe: Erase text layers in AE ?
by on Apr 26, 2014 at 7:49:49 pm

The tutorial that you linked to is a Photoshop tutorial.

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George GoodmanRe: Erase text layers in AE ?
by on Apr 28, 2014 at 1:18:41 pm

As Todd said, you linked to a photoshop tutorial, but my guess is that you want to animate the source text property. Set a keyframe for each letter removal.

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