Want to make your text graphic really pop in your video? Using a blending mode when editing in Apple Final Cut Pro X will help you do just that. Which blending mode is best? In this movie, author Jeff Greenberg walks you through how to use the Overlay blending mode to make a piece of text stand out in a video in Final Cut Pro X.
- In the earlier section I said overlay is my go-to mode.…It is, and it's because of text.…White text interacts beautifully,…white anything interacts beautifully with the overlay mode.…Taking a look at my system here, I've got text…and just by going to the video tab…and saying don't blend mode normal, go to overlay,…we get this gorgeous interaction.…You can just really see through the letters…into the background.…And this is great, I have one complication,…which is it may make my text hard to read,…and so my instinct would be to go to the text tab,…take the text and add an outline.…
It's got a hard red outline.…I'm just gonna select all my text…and make sure that outline is actually on.…There it is.…And I'm really not seeing much.…I'm gonna go ahead here with the select,…let's make that outline really nice and big.…You can see that the red is in there…but boy, the red is just as see-through as everything else…and that's not kind of what I want.…I want the red to be hard…or even better than red, maybe the color black,…
- 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