Join Frank Rohmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a 3D title pt. 2, part of Final Cut Pro 6 with Photoshop CS3 Integration.
Let's say I do something different to the word My, navigate to the word My,…double-click on that area over here again.…You double-click right here to get this Layer Style window, make sure you…drag this window over so you can see what you're manipulating while you're experimenting.…So for the word My, what shall we do?…Let's give it an edge, of course.…Let's change the color to black.…We should do with this.…Let's give it a Gradient Overlay.…This is pretty cool, so click and select -- oh, that looks pretty cool.…But when you do that, there's a couple things we can do.…
I would recommend, see this little Gradient option here, mouse click on the Down…Arrow, we have all kinds of cool options.…Actually, I like that first one.…That's pretty cool!…But you can see here, there's all kinds of options you can select and just…double-click on it, by the way.…You can experiment a little further than that, if you want, but I think…that's pretty cool.…Let's change that edge to a 2.…It's a little too wide for that, there we go, and then select OK, there we go.…
- 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.