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Tutorial: Wrapping Text around a circle and centering it correctly

Adobe Community Professional ,
May 15, 2021 May 15, 2021

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Also text around a sphere and animated text on any path.

 

In this tutorial for Adobe After Effects, I answer one of the most asked questions I see on forums: "How do I get text to go in a circle?". Text layers can have masks applied to them and they have a Path option, so it's really simple to draw a circular mask and then have the text wrap around it.

 

I talk through the options, but there is an issue that it is still awkward to smoothly rotate the text layer as it will not be perfectly centered / centred. I share a method to ensure the layer's anchor point is in the exact center /centre, making it easy to rotate. I also quickly show how to animate the text on any path by drawing a squiggly line and using the First Margin and finally, I use a pre-comp to wrap text around a sphere.

 

 

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Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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Thanks for sharing, ShiveringCactus.

 

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Rameez

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