Save a custom text style

After you modify parameters in the Appearance pane (such as Gradient or Glow) or Format pane (such as Tracking or Slant), you can save the style you create to the Text Styles category in the Library. These custom styles can then be used and applied like preset styles.

Note: Custom presets saved to the Library are stored in the /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Motion/Library/Text Styles/ folder.

Save a modified text style to the Library

  1. Select the text with the modified parameters you want to save as a style.

  2. In the Appearance pane or Format pane of the Text Inspector, open the Preset pop-up menu (at the top of the pane) and choose any of the following:

    • Save Format Attributes: Saves only Format pane parameters.

    • Save Appearance Attributes: Saves only the Appearance pane parameters.

    • Save All Format and Appearance Attributes: Saves parameters from both the Appearance and Format panes.

  3. In the Save Preset To Library dialog, enter the name for the preset.

    Save Preset to Library dialog
  4. Click Save.

    The custom preset is saved to the Text Styles category in the Library. Custom presets can be identified in the Library by the small user badge that appears in the lower-right corner of the text style icon.