Join Nick Harauz for an in-depth discussion in this video The importance of contrast, part of Learning Typography for Video Editors.
- [Narrator] There are several things you want to keep…in mind when it comes to contrast with type design in video.…The first thing that I'll draw your attention to here…in this chapter one underscore five sequence is,…is there enough color differentiation between…the colors that's in your video image…and where the text appears over top of it…the reason that people place credits or white credits…over black is because of that extreme contrast nature…and in this case we want to…make sure that our text is legible.…
So the first rule of text legibility happens to be…is there enough contrast between your type…the chosen color of your type and the background…of your image.…Contrast goes a lot further than that though.…And your next level it can actually be seen here…in this lower third, and that is potentially…contrast between two different lines of text…so here we have a lower third.…And in this lower third this happens to be…one type face but two different fonts.…
So this is a Proxima Nova font.…If you don't have it installed Adobe will prompt you…
- Conveying a message through type
- Type terminology
- Keeping your title safe
- Making type legible
- Automating lower thirds
- Designing titles
- Animating type
- Making 3D type
Skill Level Beginner
The basics of title design1m 16s
1. Title Essentials
2. Type in Video
3. Text in Motion
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