There are plenty of tutorials explaining how to create text boxes in Adobe After Effects that automatically resize with your text as it's typed on (for a super easy single layer solution see this section of my free motion graphics eBook). But what if you need more complex shapes - like a heart, cloud, circle, diamond or star? In this tutorial you learn a very easy solution to create these kinds of shapes and let them resize automatically to fit behind a text (or any other layer in your After Effects project).

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