Editing Text Style

Use the Text Style pane to specify the text fill and to adjust its opacity and softness. Text can be a solid color, an image, or a color gradient. You can also apply outlines and glows, and apply drop shadows to text in the Style pane. Most of the style parameters can be animated.

A set of pre-made text styles is available in the Motion Library. Text styles are modified Style parameters that create a specific “look” for text, such as a red glow and gradient, and are applied to text just like behaviors and filters. You can create custom text styles and save the styles in the Library. For more information, see Using and Creating Preset Text Styles.

There are four main groups of controls in the Style pane: Face, Outline, Glow, and Drop Shadow. You can enable or disable all of the styles on a single text layer. By default, Outline, Glow, and Drop Shadow are disabled.

For information on the Face controls, see Text Face Controls in the Style Pane. For information on performing tasks using the Face controls, see Text Face-Related Tasks.

For information on the Outline controls, see Text Outline Controls in the Style Pane. For information on performing tasks using the Outline controls, see Text Outline-Related Tasks.

For information on the Glow controls, see Text Glow Controls in the Style Pane. For information on performing tasks using the Glow controls, see Text Glow-Related Tasks.

For information on the Drop Shadow controls, see Text Drop Shadow Controls in the Style Pane. For information on performing tasks using the Drop Shadow controls, see Text Drop Shadow-Related Tasks.

To show the Text Style pane
  • In the Inspector, click the Text tab, then click the Style button.