I am trying to do this tutorial:

When I try to change the Brush Size of the Stroke via the left panel (the guy in the video does it at 2:04 - 2:09) it does not cover the text (PIC 1), it only covers the text when I use the "Stroke Width" in the Upper Bar (PIC 2). Am I missing something?

https://imgur.com/a/PwPGd (PIC 1 and 2) I am using Adobe After Effects CS6

1 Answer 1


That happens because in the video path is added to the Text layer, but you have it on separate shape layer.

Try to move you path to the text layer.

  • How do I do that? When I try to copy and paste it on the text layer, all it does is create another path layer.
    – tngsnow
    Feb 22, 2016 at 22:50
  • First add stroke effect to the Text layer. Then copy-paste "path" value.
    – Shultc
    Feb 22, 2016 at 22:57
  • Ok, just got it. Thanks for the help!
    – tngsnow
    Feb 22, 2016 at 23:00

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