Working with default fonts can be a limiting decision when creating eye-catching designs. That is why it is common to download other typefaces from different websites when none of them convinces you. But what happens when you still choose fonts that suit your taste and want to customize them even more in After Effects?
If you are writing text in your compositions, then the Character panel is the perfect place to continue adapting them. Read on if you're interested in learning how to change the height and width of fonts in After Effects and further stylize it.
To start changing the shape of the characters in your fonts, open the Character panel by clicking Ctrl + 6 or Cmd + 6 if you are working on macOS. This panel is the one that will let you customize any text.
Once available in your workspace, activate the Text tool by hitting Ctrl + T or Cmd + T and type whatever you want on the canvas. After that:
To change the width of the characters of your text:
Remember to select your text before applying any changes to your characters. Otherwise, you will not see them reflected in your project.