Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing a static logo to a nonlinear editor (NLE) with transparency, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Animated Logos (2014).
…Now that those graphics are prepped, I want to bring…them into a video editing tool to test the transparency.…Applications like After Effects are always incredibly forgiving with transparency,…but video editing tools can be a little bit more finicky.…We'll bring in all of the raster graphics we prepped earlier in our lesson.…Okay, I've launched Premiere Pro and I'm…just going to drag in the background folder here.…This contains two files that I'm going to use.…And then I have my prepped graphics.…Let's just grab those and drag them into the project panel.…Note, it gives me the option on the Photoshop files to choose to merge them.…
In this case I'm just going to bring them…in as flattened graphics and they all come in.…I can also choose file import or Command or Ctrl+i And I'm going…to grab, some of those vector files, that we converted to raster earlier.…Here they are, the png and the psd file, and I'll choose import.…Let's merge those layers together.…Alright.…We'll put the backgrounds, into one new sequence.…
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- Acquiring logo files
- Understanding what file formats are supported
- Sizing a vector logo in Photoshop or Illustrator
- Saving a logo with transparency
- Importing a logo into After Effects
- Animating layers
- Extruding a logo in 3D
- Rendering the animation
- Creating cast reflections and cast shadows
- Filling a logo with a pattern
- Adding rays and glows