Do you want to take a white background out of a text graphic and have the graphic sit over your video? By using the blending mode Multiply, you can knock out the white and have your video show through. In this movie, author Jeff Greenberg demonstrates how to use Multiply to have your text sit on top of your video in Apple Final Cut Pro X.
- Just like overlay is my go-to when I first start,…there's another transfer mode, another blend mode…I wanna talk about called multiply.…When we take a look here on my system,…this is the classic jpeg of a saying.…It's black text over a white background.…Multiply will knock out the full white of items.…This won't work if it was a lot of other…luminence levels, but in a case like this,…you can just go up to blend mode,…choose multiply, and when I do,…it's gone and I've got that gorgeous black text…on the background.…
Jeff, how could I have it be a different color?…You'd have to play with this using compound clips…and we'll see how we're gonna use compound clips…a little later in this title.…Multiply isn't as big of an issue with text like this…nowadays 'cause we have tools like Photoshop and Motion…where we can separate our layers…and give them their own alpha channels.…It's just a great solution for this sort of use…and multiply can be used, obviously,…in other places, but it drops out the white…on these sort of items just perfectly…
- 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