Join Frank Rohmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating titles pt. 1, part of Final Cut Pro 6 with Photoshop CS3 Integration.
So in this lesson, I like to teach you how to utilize Photoshop for creating…titles that are very sharp and crisp.…And this is the kind of thing that you can use on a daily basis.…This is more or less, a bread and butter type lesson where I am going to…have you recreate the opening of an event and using simple fonts to create a…very elegant opening.…In fact, let me just put the playhead back here at the beginning of this…particular portion of the timeline and I will push the Play button here on the…canvas window and show you what you are going to do.…
So it's a simple animation of a photo that goes down to a kind of land softly on…a background there and the titles, just more or less, softly roll in.…The end result of this is just a very elegant opening that will really put a…smile on your customer's face and the beauty of this, is not just the elements…in the title or in this opening piece, but it's how crisp and sharp the titles…are, no matter how thin and fancy they are.…See there is always a rule with using the titler here in Final Cut and that is…
- 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.