Join Frank Rohmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a corporate logo pt. 2, part of Final Cut Pro 6 with Photoshop CS3 Integration.
Now let's create our third element which is that reel, that film reel.…I'm going to navigate down over to the bottom-right to add another layer, click on that.…Then I'll navigate over here, and right beneath the letter T, our Type Tool,…there is a Custom Shape option Tool.…If you don't see that option, mouse- click on the button below the letter T,…keep your finger down on the mouse, and you'll see it's at the bottom, Custom…Shape Tool, see that.…Once you've done that, up above, of course, we have all kinds of options here,…we can navigate to the Shape option.…See where my cursor is now, and click on the down arrow, you can see I've…already selected the film item already, which is down here on the right, but…look at all these cool items and shapes that you can use within Photoshop.…
Now first of all, if you don't see all of these, they're actually there, you…just haven't loaded them yet.…So if you navigate to the arrow in the upper right-hand corner, mouse-click on…that arrow, you'll get a drop-down menu, select All for me.…
- 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.