Text Border – Free After Effects Plugin
TextBorder creates a perfectly sized and customisable border around your text that updates automatically.
- Expansion (global)
- Individual expansion (width, height, top, left, bottom, right)
- Round edges & control which edges are round
- Solid & Gradient fill
- Dash options
- Transform controls to animate the border independently from the text
- Compatible with motion blur
- Compatible with inbuilt text animation tools
- Compatible with paragraph text & vertical text
- Apply it directly to the text layer, so no need for parenting, mattes or expressions
TextBorder is currently compatible with CS6 and up. Note that the 2018 version has better rotation mechanics, so it’s recommended to use this version.
Limitations: TextBorder is compatible with 3D text layers but does not take into account 3D transformations. Rest assured it does take into account 2D (X&Y) transforms.