No matter what non-linear editing software you use, blending modes can take the look of your footage to the next level. How are they better than the opacity slider? How do you use a blending mode on your footage? In this movie, author Jeff Greenberg demonstrates how to use blending modes in Apple Final Cut Pro X.
- Every single motion graphic designer that I know,…says to me one thing.…Jeff, you got to use more blending modes.…Blending modes are a certain kind of magic…that are beyond opacity.…Taking a look here on my system,…you can see that I've got this bocas sitting on top.…I'm going to just move my play it.…I've got me skimmer active.…I'm going to hold down the option key and click.…And you can see it just move my main play ahead here.…I'm just going to open up my Inspector…over here on the right.…It's also command four if you need it.…
And I have this ability to adjust my opacity,…that's neat and nice.…But when I get to these blending modes,…and look at that long list.…We're going to see this list come up.…We're going to give you a secret decoder ring…for that list in the next section.…But I can just pick something here like Multiply…and instantly, I'm going to back off the opacity,…I get this really nice interaction…between these two layers.…It's just this very subtle.…If you can take a look in here,…you can see the,…
- How do blending modes work?
- Getting best performance from FCP X
- Overlay text
- Knocking out white
- Revealing elements
- Correcting color
- Creating day for night
- Using luma key for partial selections
- Creating alpha effects
- Using third-party flickers and grunge