Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Save a logo with transparency, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Animated Logos (2014).
…Transparency is always a tricky issue.…Sometimes you can rely upon the application to do it for you.…Other times, you want to go a step further to be more precise.…Let's modify this file slightly and get it ready for video editing.…One of the things I want to do is change the color of this logo.…So I'll toss on a layer style and we'll choose a color overlay.…Note that this gives me the ability to select a color and clicking…on the swatch you can even go as far as choosing a color library.…So if the client gives you a specific Pantone…number, say 284, typing that in will dial it…in for the project and this will fairly closely…match the client's official colors that they provide you.…
Remember, you can only go so far to calibrate…a video monitor, and most consumer devices vary wildly.…Clicking OK, the color is stored.…While we're here, let's add a drop shadow as well just to offset this slightly.…And note, I can click and drag to position that drop…shadow and then refine with sliders to make that a bit softer.…
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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