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Lesson 5. Working with Text and Numbers > Creating the first element: a line of...

Creating the first element: a line of text

You saw the results of the first composition when you played the TextLine_final.mov. This element is a line of text that begins as a dot in the center of the screen and then expands outward. You'll create this element entirely within After Effects using a solid and the Basic Text effect, without importing source files.

Creating a composition

You'll begin building the first text element by creating a new composition. The dimensions you'll use create an element that is short but so wide that it will not fit on your screen at actual size (100%).


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