Join Frank Rohmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a corporate logo pt. 3, part of Final Cut Pro 6 with Photoshop CS3 Integration.
Now, let's curve these words.…One thing I haven't done yet, isn't it?…So I'm going to navigate down to the Salt Creek layer.…Remember you always have to click on the layer that you want to work on before…you start to work on.…Otherwise you will inadvertently start to work on the wrong layer.…You can mess things up.…So you select the Salt Creek layer.…You don't double-click.…You just click once and mouse click on the letter T, okay.…When you do that you will activate this top portion to get to manipulate the…font or fonts of that layer but there is another item I want you to check out,…right here it's the warp, Create Warped Text feature in a Photoshop.…
If you click on this you will get a little Warp Text option, Style, mouse click…on this and look at all these cool things.…Look if I leave it on Arc, look how that just bends it and pretty cool.…Not quite creating text on the path we are going to do that in a separate lesson…but I can have some fun with this.…Look, I can change the Bend, go make it go up or down, okay.…
- 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.