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  • Adding text with 2 different colors to the Essential Graphics Panel

  • Mervin James

    June 19, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Hi guys. So im trying to add a simple text with 2 different colors in the Essential Graphics Panel in AE to then edit in Premiere Pro. Once I import the mogrt
    file into Pr the text is only ONE color. Does multiple colors not work in the EGP? Here is the example below. Thanx for any help provided.



  • Michael Szalapski

    June 20, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    The only way I know how to do that is to use text animators. You can set them to select by word. You could use expression control effects to tie the text animator selectors for the color change to those sliders and then expose those sliders in the EGP for Premiere users.

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  • Mervin James

    June 26, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Thank you for your response. I will be trying this today.

  • Mervin James

    June 27, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Just got a chance to try this. It’s working fine ????. Thanks alot for taking time out to respond Michael. Much appreciated. ????????

  • John Heiser

    June 28, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    That’s brilliant. Could’ve used this a few days ago on a project that had lots of 3- and 4-word supers with a single word highlighted in another color. I had to do each of them in AE, but this is a very elegant solution. Bravo.

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  • Michael Szalapski

    June 28, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Glad to help!

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  • Gustavo Maffei

    November 16, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Great! Thanks a lot for the help.

    I only found the solution in your explanation

  • Katie Thompson

    January 8, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Hi there! I’m still pretty new to after effects and I’m trying to do exactly this. I can’t seem to find a tutorial on how to do this anywhere. Could anyone break it down further please? I’ve tried adding a fill colour text animator but it doesn’t seem to change the colour. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong… Thanks!

  • Mervin James

    January 17, 2021 at 10:42 am

    I’m not good at these explanations but I’ll try my best so if you still need this or for anyone else who maybe having the same issue. So you need to twirl down to the “Text” option in you text layer. Once there you will see a small button to the right with “Animate” next to it. Click on that and select “Fill Color —-> RGB”. Then you can use the “Range Selector 1” to determine where you want you new color to start and stop (using the START and END options). Also you can twirl down further into “ADVANCE” and use the “Smoothness” to prevent the color from over lapping onto other characters in your text. Hope that makes sense. 😀

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