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chris mclaughlintext issues
by on Nov 26, 2009 at 4:08:56 am

HI I am doing some experimenting with animated text in AE 6.5...being somewhat new to AE I have watched many tutorials on animating text...the problem I am having is that when I create a new text layer and type some text....the text comes out very bold and the letters look so fat you can hardly tell what letter it seems to do this no matter what font I I not doing something correctly?...I have tried to resize the text and that does not help...I am assuming that what ever font I choose it should look like as it would in any other program that uses text...any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Todd KoprivaRe: text issues
by on Nov 26, 2009 at 6:42:13 am

Perhaps the stroke width is set to a high value. Try decreasing it.

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chris mclaughlinRe: text issues
by on Nov 30, 2009 at 3:04:13 am

Hi Todd...thanks very much...that help has seemed to cure the problem
thanks again

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Bret SandersRe: text issues
by on Nov 26, 2009 at 10:35:15 pm


What filter, surface or other effects do you have applied to the text?

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Dave LaRondeRe: text issues
by on Nov 27, 2009 at 6:56:57 pm

Like Todd says, check those Character settings closely. There could be any number of things that could be out of whack, and character stroke easily could be one of them.

Dave LaRonde
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