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Dan Rogers
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on Feb 23, 2012 at 6:37:09 pm

Is it possible to edit each individual letter in a text layer? How is this done?

Thanks


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John Cuevas
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on Feb 23, 2012 at 6:48:18 pm

What do you mean "edit each individual letter"? Do you want each letter to have a different size, rotation, scale, color? You could do all of that if you were so inclined by using the a lot of text animators.

Text Animators

Examples and resources for text animation

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Dan Rogers
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on Feb 23, 2012 at 8:04:06 pm

Yes that is what I mean - to change size, color, rotation of each letter within the same text..!!

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John Cuevas
Re: Text
on Feb 23, 2012 at 8:36:09 pm

Color/Size can be done with the character/paragraph window-just highlight a letter and change the font size and color. If that was it, you are done. If you wanted them to continue to change over time, that would require text animators and a lot of them, you would have to select your start and end for each letter and apply the correct animator (though there are some presets that will randomonly do this).

Rotation would require animators regardless as the character/paragraph window won't let you rotate text.

Finally there is another option you might want to check out - the Decompose Text Script at AEScripts. You select your text and run this script and it will break out each letter and put it on a seperate layer. Depending on what you want to do, it could be pretty helpful.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

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---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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Dan Rogers
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on Feb 24, 2012 at 12:12:44 am

Many thanks


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