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kate koyama
move text along a path
on Oct 28, 2010 at 7:46:04 pm

Hello there,

I've been try to make my text follow a path that I created ..HOWEVER everytime I do it the text follows the path but it's far away from the path... here's how I'm doing it.

1. type in the text

2. with the text layer selected I draw a path (mask)

3. open the text layer properties and turn on the path to mask

when I do that instead of being close to the path is wayyy offset...
I tried having it going along the path, etc... but still doesn't work...

anyone can help?????


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: move text along a path
on Oct 29, 2010 at 5:38:46 am

Use either First Margin or Last Margin to move your text into the location you want. Should you want to animate the text along the path, use one of the two properties mentioned above.

HTH
RoRK

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kate koyama
Re: move text along a path
on Oct 29, 2010 at 1:35:00 pm

I've done that and it doesn't work the text is all the way up instead of being along the path....


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: move text along a path
on Oct 29, 2010 at 1:47:47 pm

Something simple, yet problematic is going on here. If you have the Margin properties visible that means, you do have a mask path on the text layer. My only guess is that you have more than one mask path on the text layer and your path option is pointed to a mask path that shouln't be there.

HTH
RoRK

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kate koyama
Re: move text along a path
on Oct 29, 2010 at 1:57:05 pm

nope... one mask only... I posted the photo of my screen so people can see what's going on..


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: move text along a path
on Oct 29, 2010 at 2:00:33 pm

[kate koyama] "nope... one mask only... I posted the photo of my screen so people can see what's going on.."

Where is it?

AE Training in South East Asia. AE templates for sale and rental. Click here for more


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kate koyama
Re: move text along a path
on Oct 29, 2010 at 2:07:53 pm

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Dave LaRonde
Re: move text along a path
on Oct 29, 2010 at 2:23:59 pm

Check the obvious things first: double-click on your text layer as if you were going to edit the text, then check it to make sure you don't have extra returns in the layer, make sure some setting in the character pane isn't way out of whack, and then check the layer's anchor point.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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kate koyama
Re: move text along a path
on Oct 29, 2010 at 2:32:47 pm

OH MY GODDDDDD thanks!!!!

I had the baseline all the way up to 180!!!! that solved it.

I have to pay more attention!


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