Creating backgrounds for your titles is not always necessary, but for some infographics you will need to create one so the text is easy to read. What do you need to consider for deciding whether or not to create a background? Author Luisa Winters explains the importance of backgrounds and discusses how to tell if your graphic needs one.
- Creating backgrounds for your titles is not always…necessary, but for some infographics, it is imperative…that we use a background that will make our text…easy to read and understand.…Our text backgrounds serve only one purpose…and that is to enhance the information…that we are communicating.…The eyes naturally go where the screen is brighter,…so using gradients to create backgrounds…is an effective way to enhance our titles.…However, not all backgrounds need to be static.…
Some backgrounds work much better if we use a moving clip.…We have many choices using Adobe's Creative Cloud.…For a static background, we could use Photoshop…or Illustrator and for a moving background,…we could use After Effects.…To create a background from video, we could save…a still, and then process it in Photoshop.…In truth, the options are limitless.…So, what background works best for you?…Well, one that will let us read the text…clearly and one that will not compete…with the information displayed.…
So, contrasting not only in luminance levels…
- Generating graphic backgrounds
- Using Premiere's Titler
- Creating title templates and styles
- Creating titles with After Effects
- Using Photoshop for multilayer titles
- Creating lower thirds in InDesign
- Creating vector graphics for titles in Illustrator
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Generating Graphic Backgrounds
2. Using Titler in Premiere
3. Using After Effects for Title Work
4. Creating Lower Thirds in InDesign
5. Creating Titles in Photoshop
6. Creating Titles in Illustrator
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