Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Size a vector logo in Photoshop, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Animated Logos (2014).
…A quick way to prepare a vector logo for use…in a video project is to run it through Adobe Photoshop.…This will create pixels as well as give you a…chance to anti-alias or smooth out some of the noise.…To do this, choose File, New, and simply select…a Film and Video preset from the pop-up menu.…You then find several choices that line up with both standard…graphics, as well as non-square pixels for some of the tape-based formats.…I highly recommend you stick with square pixel presets.…
So the two most common are going to be HDTV for…1280 by 720 or 720 P projects and HDTV 1080 P.…When you choose that it loads in the correct settings and will also…draw a title safe guide, clicking okay you see the new project is generated.…The process is very similar to Adobe Illustrator, simply select File,…Place and you can then navigate to the project that you've prepped.…I'll select the logo here and choose Place.…Note that it gives me the option to see the whole page.…
Sometimes you may have multiple objects on the…page and you could choose to see individual images.…
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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