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why wont the text fill change colour?

New Here ,
May 13, 2014 May 13, 2014

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hi there. It sounds really obvious but for some reason in adobe after effects after selecting the colour white or any other colour it doesnt change.

The fill can change to no fill from black but not any other colour. Hope thats clear.

Thanks in advance

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LEGEND ,
May 13, 2014 May 13, 2014

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Double  check your Character Settings: you may have something odd like Stroke Over Fill selected.  And don't forget to highlight the text when you do this, or nothing will take effect.

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May 13, 2014 May 13, 2014

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If Dave's suggestions don't help, show us screenshots and give exact steps to tell us what you're trying. We need details in order to know how to help you.

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New Here ,
May 11, 2020 May 11, 2020

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Hello,

I am having the same problems. My default text fill does not change from white.

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Aug 02, 2020 Aug 02, 2020

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The text colour change does not appear in the final composition.

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Community Expert ,
May 13, 2014 May 13, 2014

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The text layer must either have all text selected with the text tool or the layer must be selected in the timeline with the selection tool to change the font color in the Character Pannel.

If that doesn't work, select the text layer in your timeline, press the U key twice to reveal all changed properties. If you don't see fill color then drill down until you get it and change it there.

If that doesn't work we need a screen shot with all properties of your text layer revealed.

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New Here ,
Apr 11, 2018 Apr 11, 2018

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I had this same issue happen to me just a bit ago...turns out I had accidentally pressed some weird hot key that changed my view settings?

The hot key was Alt+4, apparently this "shows red green blue or alpha channels as gray-scale" but when I toggled it off the color changes showed up just fine!

You can tell if your comp has Alt+4 toggled on if you see the top and bottom boarders of your view lined in white (as shown below)

example.PNG

If your having these problems try typing Alt+4 and see if its fixed!

~best of luck

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New Here ,
May 31, 2019 May 31, 2019

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question a first timer here - working on a title.

I want to key frame text of white fill and black stroke to just black stroke and no fill  -- if that make sense,  I can only go from one fill to another or no fill to no fill. In other words I want the text to become transparent and reveal the background.

Thanks!

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Enthusiast ,
May 31, 2019 May 31, 2019

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Hi. It's preferable to start a new thread so that people can search for it if they have the same problem, however, since we're here:

Toggle open your text layer, press the Animate button and select Fill Color/Opacity. Animator 1 will appear and you can keyframe in there.

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Explorer ,
Mar 27, 2023 Mar 27, 2023

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if someone is still having this issue, I had it too and turned out that there was a huge black stroke over my text and the stroke settings were set to "stroke  over fill"

Fix your strokes people! 

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New Here ,
Jul 11, 2023 Jul 11, 2023

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I ran into this issue - never resolved it but I found a quick fix to correct it, go to text in your layer preview and  just right click > layer styles > color overlay > pick the color you want and voila it'll change it

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New Here ,
Nov 13, 2023 Nov 13, 2023

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Thank you, fixed it for me!

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New Here ,
Nov 27, 2023 Nov 27, 2023

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Hiya - I know this is from a while ago but wanted to add my thoughts in case any one had the same problem.

I was having the same issue & nothing was working - untill I closed and reopened the 'Essential Graphics' window. Then everything worked again 🙂 

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