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Creating a New Effect In Live Type

It is easy to tweak effects in Live Type to achieve a particular movement or look once you have applied a prexisting effect to text, but keep in mind that creating a custom effect from scratch is an option as well!

1 After you have placed text in your timeline, add a blank effect track by clicking once on that text track to select it, then pressing Command E or go to Track > New Effect. You will see that a blank effect track without keyframes have been placed beneath the text you have created.

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2 Name the effect by going to the Effects tab in the Inspector Window and double clicking on "New Effect."

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3 Position the playhead were you want the effect to start in the blank effect track.

4 Press Command K to insert a keyframe.

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5 Change a parameter from within the Inspector Window, whether it be a change in style, size, tracking, opacity, etc. Now, when you playback your text with the effect, you will see that the parameter changes you have made are represented by the keyframe.

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