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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 13 Sep 2017 22:24 #90516

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I created a main title using Photoshop with the title being yellow over a black background. I have attemptedto super it over footage using FCPX 10.2.3. Using the blend mode I clicked on 'subtract.' It supers beautifully, however, instead of the title remaining yellow as created it turns to blue.

I have not been able to maintain the original color of yellow. What am I missing?

Thanks for your assistance.
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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 13 Sep 2017 22:35 #90517

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Try using Screen.

Ideally you should make the title in Photoshop with transparency rather than over black. That will be much cleaner.
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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 13 Sep 2017 22:40 #90518

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Thank you. I will do that and hope that the original color holds true.
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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 13 Sep 2017 23:32 #90519

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Or just user a keyer, and key out the black.

You could also use Screen (just tested it, it works).

But the best way is use the Custom title template from the Titles/Generators browser.
Last Edit: 13 Sep 2017 23:33 by FCPX.guru.
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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 14 Sep 2017 04:07 #90526

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• double-click the psd in your project = opens in its own timeline
• select the black layer, click V to disable it = transparent
• go back in your project, set comp mode back to normal
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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 14 Sep 2017 06:45 #90529

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I'd only use Photoshop for titles if for some unknown reason they had to be bitmaps. For animating complex titles there is no better tool than Motion on this planet.
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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 14 Sep 2017 07:49 #90530

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Axel wrote:
… for some unknown reason they had to be bitmaps. ….

uhm, well? Video IS bitmaps?

When it comes to moving titles, I'm complete with your preference of Motion.
But, due to FCPX handles Photoshop layers as tracks, you can to some fun stuff with .psd too. Aside the fact, you can 'paint' much easier in Photoshop… 

For sure, you can combine forces:
paint in Photoshop
import 'as layers' into Motion and do the animation there… :)
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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 14 Sep 2017 15:31 #90545

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I agree. You can paint your own letters in PS. Like paint on chalkboard letters and combine that with the typical scratching sounds. Looks way better than most perfectly shaped system fonts anyway.

On the other hand, "rendered" texts from PS have borders of pixels. With anti-aliasing (semi-transparent pixels on the edges to make them look round or less blocky) they can be harder to key. Without it, you may need to apply a softening filter later. And you can't scale and therefore animate them very well. At least the PSD should be imported as such, with the transparency preserved. For most purposes, I'd simply use titles.
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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 14 Sep 2017 16:13 #90547

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Thanks to everyone who replied to my question. I now have many options and so far my 'supered' titles are looking great.

This is an excellent forum and greatly appreciated.
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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 14 Sep 2017 17:03 #90549

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One option more:

Paint, type whatever in PS, use layer effects like border, shadow etc.
Save as "Layered TIFF" - no trouble with keys and still editable in PS like a PSD file.

- Andreas
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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 14 Sep 2017 18:14 #90553

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PNG files work great, also.
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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 14 Sep 2017 18:35 #90554

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PNG files do work but you loose layers, effects, vector fonts etc of the PSD files - or you have to hold 2 copies of the file.
Layered TIFFs are the same as a PSD file (keeping all information) but interpreted by any app as a TIFF.

- Andreas

P.S.
Layered TIFFs are fantastic for subtitles (if you have a lot of them) they will boost speed of FCPX 10.3.3+ dramatically.
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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 15 Sep 2017 01:38 #90557

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I use PNGs all the time, every day, and have all sorts of layers and stuff.
Last Edit: 15 Sep 2017 01:40 by FCPX.guru.
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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 15 Sep 2017 04:30 #90558

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FCPX.guru wrote:
I use PNGs all the time, every day, and have all sorts of layers and stuff.

you're talking of layers in FCPX…
pngs have no layers inside, psd do - and act like compounds in FCPX.....
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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 15 Sep 2017 11:38 #90564

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Wait, it's alpha channels, not layers that PNG supports. Sorry, momentary confusion.
Last Edit: 15 Sep 2017 11:38 by FCPX.guru.
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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 16 Sep 2017 11:36 #90579

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Just to clarify.

Most people her obviously don't know what a "Layered TIFF" is.

This file type was invented by Adobe with PhotoShop 4 (or earlier) to make it possible for all apps to open a PSD file.
A "Layered TIFF" file is the same as the full blown PSD file, but with a header trick they appear as standard TIFs in all applications.

This file format is exclusive Adobe, no other app can create it (yet).

Andreas
Last Edit: 16 Sep 2017 11:40 by Andreas Kiel.
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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 16 Sep 2017 13:58 #90581

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Andreas Kiel wrote:
This file format is exclusive Adobe, no other app can create it (yet).

Just tried. Affinity can (good PS clone).
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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 16 Sep 2017 15:49 #90584

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Axel wrote:
Just tried. Affinity can (good PS clone).

Aah, cool. I'll give it a try.
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Photoshop title supered over footage using FCP-X 10.2.3 29 Mar 2019 12:27 #99469

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Hi there
As for me, this information looks very useful.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Greg
Last Edit: 03 May 2019 12:52 by Poulsen.
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