Have you perfected your graphic text element for your video, but it calls for a little bit of animation? In Apple Final Cut Pro X, you can use a mask to reveal your text. How do you do this? In this movie, author Jeff Greenberg walks you through how to create and animate a mask in Final Cut Pro X to reveal your text.
- Now that you're beginning to wrap your head a little…bit about using blend modes, one of my favorite things…to do is add in a little bit of masking.…And this allows me to reveal an element more…than just the idea of adjusting opacity.…Let's go ahead here on my system, let's add a piece of text.…A lot of people I see drag and drop text out,…not the way I work.…Anytime I wanna add an element perfectly on top…of another element, I'm just gonna click on it,…hit the letter X.…X marks in an album whatever is selected.…And I'll come here and i'll use the overlay feature,…with the letter Q.…
And it's gonna go ahead and add as a connected clip,…perfectly that shot.…Move my play, hit Back, title's a little small there…don't you think?…And title's a lousy word, so I'm gonna go ahead here…and make this Soft Light.…I'd like it to be much bigger.…So I'm gonna go ahead here and adjust its size.…Let's pick a little bit more of a stronger font.…There, there we go.…Gonna move this up to the top of the screen.…So I should be able to take this and just let's move…
- 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