After Effects Tip: Find and Replace Text

This post will show you how to quickly find and replace one or multiple text layers in Adobe After Effects. Let’s dive right in!

For this example, I have a simple setup, as always. I have six text layers, six shape layers, and a simple striped background.

Simple set up in Adobe After Effects

Find and Replace Text

First, I want to replace the UKRAMEDIA text with the UKRAMEDIA.COM. I want to do that for every single text layer in my composition.

I only have six text layers in my composition, so it will not take long for me to change each one of them manually, however, what if I had twenty or a hundred text layers in my project? It would take a long time to change them manually. So let me show you the quickest way to replace text in Adobe After Effects.

Step 1:

Click on your timeline and use the Select All keyboard shortcut CTRL+A on a PC or CMD+A on a Mac.

Select all layers keyboard shorcut in Adobe After Effects

Step 2:

Go to FileScriptsFind and Replace Text.jsx.

Find and Replace Text in Adobe After Effects

Step 3:

Type UKRAMEDIA in the Find Text field of the Find and Replace Text pop-up panel. By the way, the Find and Replace Text feature is case sensitive.

Find and Replace Text Panel in Adobe After EffectsSelect all layers in Adobe After Effects

Step 4

Click Find All and all of the UKRAMEDIA text layers will be selected and highlighted in the timeline.

Find and Replace After Effects
Step 5:

Type UKRAMEDIA.COM in the Replacement Text field to replace UKRAMEDIA and all of the text layers will chang to UKRAMEDIA.COM in the composition.

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About the author:

Sergei Prokhnevskiy

Sergei Prokhnevskiy is a Charlotte, NC based motion graphics designer, an online tutor, an entrepreneur, and Adobe MAX Master Speaker. Sergei is known for his quick and practical After Effects tips and tricks on YouTube, where he generated well over 6 million views on his tutorials. He has authored an online video course on After Effects Expressions and developed scripts for After Effects. He is also a former senior motion graphics designer at Fox Sports where he worked on graphics for NFL, Super Bowl, MLB, World Series, College Football, NASCAR, Women’s World Cup, and NASCAR Race Hub. He is very passionate about learning and teaching others.


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