Please can you add a function to titles that allows you to add a box background to your text that automatically expands or contracts to outl
Please can you add a function to titles that allows you to add a box background to your text that automatically expands or contracts to outline the text. It should wrap with the text if you hit return to create an extra line. The opacity and colour of the box should be adjustable. This will allow really professional looking subtitles. At the moment, the only way to do this is to create a separate graphic box and manually move it and resize it every time to fit around the text which is extremely time consuming. Many thanks.
Thank you James, that is an excellent tip. My question now is: is there a way of editing these titles en masse? Say for example you have produced a load of subtitles using this technique then you need to change font size on them all or change the transparency of the box for them all?
I've been asking for that to happen automatically like a Drop Shadow/Stroke appearance setting since Graphics 0.0! The good news is that the functionality is already there if you know how to set it up. Here's how:
1. Using PrPro 12.0 or higher, make a Text Layer and a rectangle (or other) Shape Layer.
2. Make sure the Text Layer is is over the Shape and that the shape is sized and aligned correctly beneath the text.
3. Select the Shape, then in the Essential Graphics Panel (EGP), find Responsive Design - Position
4. Set Pin To: <TextLayerName> and make sure the Shape is pinned to all four sides of the Text.
Result: Enter longer text and new lines and you will see that the box behind responds to match the Text Layer it's pinned to.