Center Text in After Effects

This tutorial teaches you how to quickly center text in After Effects.

Here’s a brief summary:

You need to center the text in the layer first. Then center the layer itself in the composition. To do this, first select the text layer. Then find the Paragraph Panel. Click the Center text icon. The text is now centered in the layer.

Next find the Align Panel. Click the Align Horizontally and Align Vertically buttons. And… that’s it! Your text is now centered in After Effects.

Jump to Each Section:
0:00 Introduction
0:25 Center Text in the Layer
0:45 Center the Text Layer in the Composition
1:04 Recap

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