Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Building custom EBU-safe titles in Photoshop, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Terms and Technology.
- When you choose a template in Adobe Photoshop,…it attempts to help you by showing the safe title areas.…Remember, with video, you have two zones…you're concerned about.…The action safe area is the zone that all elements…that need to be seen on the television, fall.…So if you have a graphic element…that you want to make sure might not…get cut off by the edge of the TV bezel,…make sure it falls in action safe.…Now, we still design edge to edge,…but that slight edge is often referred…to as bleed, in print terms.…
With text, we inset the text a bit further,…much like how you have margins in a book.…This is the title safe area.…Now the templates in Photoshop…provide these for you automatically,…but their values are actually wrong.…Let's choose a preset like HDTV, and I'll click OK.…Now, it's trying to help you here…by showing you the guides for the individual area.…The challenge is that these guides…are more conservative than you need to be.…
Previously, it was recommended…that the action safe zone was 90% of the image…
- When to use vector vs. raster graphics
- Working with high-dynamic-range images
- Choosing the right color space
- Understanding file extensions and file formats
- Maintaining broadcast-safe color and luminance levels
- Configuring Photoshop and Illustrator workspaces and preferences
- Using templates
- Building titles
- Sizing photos or logos
- Saving Photoshop and Illustrator files for video graphics
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1. Core Technology for Video Graphics
2. Broadcast-Safe Issues
3. Setting Up Photoshop for a Video Workflow
4. Setting Up Illustrator for a Video Workflow
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