Join Frank Rohmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a 3D title pt. 1, part of Final Cut Pro 6 with Photoshop CS3 Integration.
Take a look at this title that I created here in Photoshop for just a moment.…There is a lot going on here, isn't there?…Now, what if I asked you to recreate this exact title in Final Cut Pro?…Would you be able to do it?…I don't think you would be able to.…That's the reason why I want you to create this lesson.…You see, one of the weakest links in the chain of Final Cut Pro's…capabilities is the built-in Titler and I'd like to show you how to create…this using Photoshop.…And then in a separate lesson, I'm going to teach you how to animate all of…these layers within Final Cut Pro and that's the beauty when you bring the…capabilities of Photoshop together with the capabilities of Final Cut Pro,…you will be able to create and have some lethal combinations.…
So, I'm going to minimize this title by clicking in the upper left-hand side of…the window there, there we go and then we are going to start from scratch.…So, Photoshop of course is launched and the first thing you are going to want to…do is navigate up to the word File, mouse click and select New.…
- Creating a corporate logo
- Creating elegant text openers for final video production
- Using keyframing to mark sections of a file
- Setting Photoshop preferences to work best with Final Cut Pro
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: In the "Creating a Snapshot Effect" lessons, when the author imports a still image freeze frame from Final Cut Pro into Photoshop, he resizes the image before doing any work. Then he resizes it again to the original dimensions before sending it back to Final Cut Pro. Why must the images be resized at all? Also, in his example, the author uses NTSC DV footage. What should one do to resize the image if using 1280x720 HD footage?
If using CS3 or later, simply select the matching preset to your FCP project resolution size.
If working with 1280x720 make a new Document then simply select the Film and Video preset, then select the appropriate size from the "Size" option, HDV/HDTV 720 within Photoshop.
Q: I am attempting to complete the exercise in the “Creating a snapshot effect pt. 3” video, but I cannot get the timeline to open up separately when I double click on the PSD file in the timeline. So I can't see both layers of the PSD file in order to complete the animation.
A: Final Cut Pro will only open layered PSD files into a separate Sequence if there are truly multiple layers.
Open the PSD file in Photoshop to test the layers, then save. Then open that exact file in FCP.