Join Frank Rohmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating text on a curved path, part of Final Cut Pro 6 with Photoshop CS3 Integration.
If you ever want to create text on a path, the most common is to create text in…a circular motion around some kind of a ball, whether it's a Tennis ball or Golf…ball or Basketball or Globe that's the most common.…So, I want to show you how to do that here in this lesson and I also want to…show you how to create text on a free-form path as well.…So, as an example, I'm going to use this tennis ball and then I'm going to…create a new blank document to work with.…So I'm going to navigate over to the word File here at the top menu, mouse…click and select New.…
Then I'm going to navigate to the Preset Option, mouse click on this button and…select Film & Video.…And then I'm going to navigate to the Size option, mouse click on this so I…can select the appropriate preset that matches the format that I'm working…with in Final Cut Pro.…So, if I was working with DVCPRO HD 1080p, I would select this preset or…HDV 1080p.…I would select this preset.…So, the idea is you need to match the Preset to the format that you are working…
- 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.