Join Lonzell Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing Photoshop files, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
The use of Photoshop has become a necessity for video editors. You can use…Photoshop to create titling effects such as a Glass Bug or Network ID that you…see in the bottom corner of TV shows or to build a logo for your company.…Once you get the graphics in the Final Cut Express, you can use them just as…any other clip. The key is to properly save them in Photoshop before importing…them. In the browser, we have two sets of graphics that I have created in…Photoshop. One is the Glass Bug or Network ID that contains effects layers and…the other is a multi-layered file made in Photoshop with all of its layers…intact.…
If you have created a graphic in Photoshop and you have used effects such as…Bevel and Emboss or advanced blending to make a Network ID like this one. First…you need to save it within Photoshop in a file format that will allow Final Cut…Express to recognize those effects layers. Saving your work as a PNG will allow…you to maintain your effects layers in embedded alpha channel, which enables…
- Adjusting the workspace and preferences for any video creator
- Bringing content in from outside sources, including tape, photos, and iMovie '08 projects
- Creating a story through storyboarding, editing with audio cues, and setting transitions
- Understanding the difference between Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro
- Using LiveType 2 to create engaging titles and credit rolls
- Performing background replacements with chroma keying
- Creating effects with FX plug-ins
Skill Level Beginner
Q: After changing the Mac OS X Expose keys to dashes as instructed in the tutorial, the Expose keys -F9, F10, and F11- retain their Expose functions and override the Final Cut keyboard shortcuts. Why have the keys kept their original functions?
A: After setting the Expose Settings to dashes, go into the Mac OS X System Preferences and choose Keyboard. Once there, click on the Keyboard tab, then click to check the box "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys.” This should release F9, F10, and F11 from their Expose functions and allow them to be uses as editing keys in Final Cut.
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1. Getting Started with Final Cut Express
2. Understanding the Interface
3. Importing Footage
4. Putting the Story Together
5. Fine-Tuning the Edits
6. Editing the Audio
7. Adding Video Transitions
Adjusting video transitions5m 27s
8. Correcting Color
9. Creating Effects
10. Adding Titles
11. Delivering the Story
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