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Titles in EffectsLab

Posted: Sat, 17th Oct 2009, 4:28am

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FXhomer133192

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Is there anyway to create titles in effects lab?
If so that would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: Sat, 17th Oct 2009, 4:33am

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Axeman

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No, and also maybe yes.

You cannot create text within EffectsLab. So its not really feasible to create titles from scratch within EffectsLab. (Theoretically you could use a freehand neon light to draw letters, but it would just be silly.)

However, if you create title cards in an image editor, with alpha channels to control transparency, then you can indeed create some cool title effects, such as titles filled with flames or explosions.
Posted: Sat, 17th Oct 2009, 4:36am

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rogolo

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There is no dedicated titling/text features in any of Lab programs. However, the programs can be used to create really cool animations and sequences with a simple image of your text/logo.

Simply import your picture file, and use different effects to animate the text. For example, all of the FXhome credit movies (located here) were done by importing a image of their logo, and using assorted effects (ex: the gleam filter to create the light ray effects) to create interesting animations.

For text-based projects, try experimenting with object masks, various glows, optic effects, and whatever else you can think of!
Posted: Sun, 18th Oct 2009, 1:56am

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FXhomer133192

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Cool Thanks, thats a lot of help.
Posted: Sun, 18th Oct 2009, 2:01am

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FXhomer133192

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One last question, what program could I use to create the text?
Thanks.
Posted: Sun, 18th Oct 2009, 2:20am

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rogolo

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You can use any image editing program, like Photoshop, or its free counterpart, GIMP.