Final Cut Pro X: Fun With Titles

One of the fun benefits to creating titles in FCP X is that so many of them are already created. In the current (10.4.3) version of Final Cut there are seemingly hundreds to choose from, with a vibrant 3rd-party community creating hundreds more.

Still, this last weekend, I was wandering around inside the app, looking for something to write about and discovered a few tricks you might like. Let me show you.

INK ON A SUMMER’S DAY

This is the Ink effect, but with its background missing.

Here’s how to create this:

SURREAL SUMMER

This takes blend modes to an entirely different level.

3D IN THE SKY

Apply the Rotate 3D title to your clip. Now, let’s get each letter to rotate and change color as it does.

In Inspector > Text:

Then, in Inspector > Title:

Finally, in Inspector > Text:

LET’S GET GRAINY

Here’s what happens when we change the texture of the letters in 3D text.

Using the same 3D text, click Material > All Facets and set it to Concrete > Aged Concrete.

If that isn’t over the top enough, change Material to Multiple, and apply a texture to each face of your text.

This is one place you could end up – different colors and different textures on each edge of the text.

OH! ONE MORE THING…

Search in Titles for Speech Bubbles.

In Inspector > Title:

Then, in Inspector > Text:

SUMMARY

Titles, in Final Cut Pro X, are an extremely flexible – and fun – playground for your imagination.

Not every project needs to use serious titles – sometimes, something fun is more… um, fun.


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One Response to Final Cut Pro X: Fun With Titles

  1. Mike Janowski says:

    Wow! For $300 I can get LiveType X!

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