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Jake Diamond
Outline text with image filling text
on Aug 29, 2013 at 11:51:02 am

Hi,

I am filling a text layer with video below it on the timeline. I have the video layer track matte selected as 'alpha', showing the video through the text. I'm trying to put an outline around the text to make it stand out. I imagine it's very simple, and I've tried all sorts of things and can't get it to work.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thank you,

Jake


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John Cuevas
Re: Outline text with image filling text
on Aug 29, 2013 at 1:20:08 pm

If it's only a few words or times you need to do this, I'd just duplicate the text layer and switch the fill off and turn the stroke on.

If it's going to be a lot of text layers, I would probably come up with a precomp-text scheme, so that I only have to change one layer in the precomp and have it ripple into my final comps.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

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Jake Diamond
Re: Outline text with image filling text
on Aug 29, 2013 at 2:16:43 pm

John,

Duplicating the text and turning the stroke on worked. Problem solved.

Thank you!

Jake


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