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why wont the text fill change colour?

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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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why wont the text fill change colour?

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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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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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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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Hello,

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

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

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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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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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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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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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