First of all, you need to have Adobe After Effects installed on your computer. You can buy a Creative Suite pack bundle which includes a host of design software from Adobe. After Effects will be installed automatically when you install the complete pack on your computer.
Then you need to open After Effects on your computer. Open the file in which you want to add text to. Text can be used to beautify your animations, movies and projects. It is available in two options; Horizontal and Vertical.
Select the Text tool from the After Effects toolbar which is represented by a “T”.
Then you need to click anywhere on the space where you want to add text to. Click and drag to make a box which will give you the option to type.
Click in the box and then you will be able to type in the text using your keyboard. Once you are done, click on the Pointer icon in your toolbar to deactivate the text box and finalise the text you have written.
Adjust the text if you wish with the mouse by clicking and dragging it anywhere on your workspace. That’s it. You have successfully learnt how to add text to Adobe After Effects CS5.