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Chapter 6. Auto-Scaling Type > Scaling by Letter

Scaling by Letter

You can scale text using the layer's Scale property, but that method gets pretty time-consuming and tedious when you want to build more complex scaling effects. With After Effects 6.0 and 6.5, you have easy and complete creative control of individual text attributes thanks to the Animator and its Range Selector. These features give you greater flexibility while also making it nearly effortless to animate your text.

Every Animator you add to a text layer comes with a default Range Selector, which has a Start value represented by a right-pointing grey arrow and an End value represented by a left-pointing grey arrow. These two arrows and their values define the area of your layer that will be animated. You choose the property to be animated from the Animate menu.


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