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  • Highlighting Text

  • Olderson

    April 10, 2005 at 8:15 pm

    Hello, I’m trying to highlight text momentarily as it is revealed. For example.. I have my title, and i’m revealing it from left to right by a mask, but the second a letter first appears on screen, i’d like to have it highlighted, or a glow, or some effect.

    If someone could help me out I’d greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks

  • Paul Carlin

    April 11, 2005 at 12:05 am

    Duplicate the text layer. Then duplicate the MASK inside this new layer. Set Mask2 to SUBTRACT and move the mask physically a few pixels to the left. Be sure to change each keyframe.

    This should give you a thin line of the text as it is being revealed (Turn off the other text layer to see the line).

    Apply a glow or edge rays and you’re done. Should look something like this…

  • Olderson

    April 11, 2005 at 5:07 am

    Perfect, thank you so much, this forum is great

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