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?
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…
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.
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.
Layered TIFFs are fantastic for subtitles (if you have a lot of them) they will boost speed of FCPX 10.3.3+ dramatically.
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).