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Loccufier  
#1 Posted : Monday, June 24, 2019 11:12:15 PM(UTC)
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I've been looking around but can't find any info on this:

Is it possible to create an auto-scaling background (image or a simple rectangle) for text? This is crucial for Lower thirds, so you're not left with whitespace or text falling out of the background graphic.
Ash  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:50:01 AM(UTC)
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Hi

Have you tried using the Mask feature underneath the Effects Tab

To create a mask create a rectangle say with white bg and then some black text.

Place the text over your rectangle and then with the text active select Effects Tab -> Mask

Then select the rectangle as the masking object

Loccufier  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:53:00 PM(UTC)
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That doesn't do anything.
If I do it the other way round (selecting the rectangle and then masking using the text layer) I get a tiny outline on the text similar to a stroke but not controllable.

So in short: that doesnt work.

Thanks for the suggestion though.
richardgatarski  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:30:42 PM(UTC)
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Barney Box Lane  
#5 Posted : Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:32:11 PM(UTC)
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there are fonts that have box backgrounds if that's a workaround you're looking for
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