Making logos for i movie 09
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Leveraging Photoshop skills within iMovie 09 projects.

Leveraging Photoshop skills within iMovie 09 projects.

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  • 1. Creating logos for iMovie 09 This isn’t an official iMovie function, but it does help leverage existing Photoshop skills in learners for use in video. www.digitalroadtrip.org
  • 2. Both Photoshop CS and Elements have a video template under the menu file>new option. But to ensure you have the exact pixel dimensions of your iMovie Project, you can “right click” on a clip to create a freeze frame as a template. www.digitalroadtrip.org
  • 3. You can reveal the freeze frame in the finder by ctrl/click or right clicking on the still image. (You can delete the image from the project later). www.digitalroadtrip.org
  • 4. Again right click on the freeze frame in the finder to force it to open in your image editor of choice. www.digitalroadtrip.org
  • 5. Just out of interest by going to Photoshop’s Image menu you can check the pixel dimensions of the freeze frame taken from iMovie - in this case it is 960x540. www.digitalroadtrip.org
  • 6. Select the image by the Cmd/A short cut. Then use File>New>from clipboard Ensure that “background contents” is set for “transparent.” This will create a new empty document for our logo design. www.digitalroadtrip.org
  • 7. Create your design in Photoshop - have fun with layers. Any text layers need to be simplified (elements) rasterised in Photoshop CS. I’ve been restrained here ! www.digitalroadtrip.org
  • 8. Merge your layers- it is crucial that your background remains transparent. www.digitalroadtrip.org
  • 9. Merge down layers (as opposed to flatten) so that you are left with one layer but with the transparency intact. www.digitalroadtrip.org
  • 10. Save as PNG. www.digitalroadtrip.org
  • 11. Drag and drop your logo from the finder to the project. Make sure you have the “advanced settings” on in the iMovie preferences. A drop down menu will appear. Choose Cutaway. www.digitalroadtrip.org
  • 12. You can fade the cutaway in. In this example, I’ve reduced the the size of logo in Photoshop and placed it bottom left of the template before saving as a PNG. www.digitalroadtrip.org
  • 13. Jagged edges can occur with complex image outlines. A small amount of blur can be helpful in terms of smoothing the outline. www.digitalroadtrip.org
  • 14. A note about Final Cut Pro/Express this kind of work can be extended in FCE/Pro whole .PSD files with layers can be imported the file appears as a nested track with each layer intact each video track can then be animated and effects applied offering a whole new way of working with time based Photoshop layers.
  • 15. julian coultas digitalroadtrip.org +44 7970323255