Highlight - Automated text highlighting in After Effects

The Highlight script takes all the hard work out of highlighting text in After Effects.

All you have to do is select your text layer, enter the text you want to highlight, and hit the highlight button. The script then does all the hard work for you, perfectly placing your new highlight lines behind your chosen word or phrase.

Want to create an animated underline instead of a highlight? Just check the underline option in the script panel and the script will create an underline instead of a highlight.

  • Highlighted text in After Effects

Highlighting text in After Effects

The process for creating animated highlight lines in After Effects is usually pretty boring, first you have to create the shape layer, then create the line in the right place, perhaps adding animation to it if you need it. Then if you want to change the text you've highlighted you need to duplicate the text layer and position it in the right place... all of which you then have to repeat for every word or phrase you want to highlight.

That's why the Highlight script was created, to automate this entire process and make your life much easier.

Creating an animated underline in After Effects

The highlight script also has an underline option, so if you want to create an animated underline in After Effects just check the underline box and the script will take care of the hard work for you.

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