Join Frank Rohmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a corporate logo pt. 1, part of Final Cut Pro 6 with Photoshop CS3 Integration.
Take a look at this.…We've got a simply video element in the background slow motion with a moving…motion type element with a title on a curve there.…This is going to be the opening of an event video with some filters I utilize…for the background and some typed text that I created in the Photoshop.…And then this third is going to be text on a path, text on a curve that you…simply cannot do using Final Cut Pro by itself.…So three popular practical elements that you can use Photoshop for with…Final Cut Pro projects.…
So let's create our first item, which is a corporate logo and this is a…fictitious production company, but this is going to be a Salt Creek Productions…with a film reel in the middle.…Let's jump out of Final Cut Pro and go right into Photoshop.…As you can see I already have the corporate logo up.…I created this previously of course and I want to keep this open as a reference…and this item is also in the Media folder that came with the training disc, if…you purchased that disc.…So let's use this as a reference and I want to point something out right out of…
- 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.