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Integrating Titles into Footage in Composite
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Released Oct 31, 2010
Chris Glick

Pluralsight

Chris Glick
In this series of lessons we'll learn how to composite a text title into background footage. This is a common task for show openers or to add extra information into your shot. We'll begin this project by importing our background plate and creating the text we'll integrate. Then we'll track the background plate and attach our text to the track. We'll then learn how to texture our text and how to combine various tools to make our text look more three dimensional. We'll then learn how to take elements from our background and layer them into our text to create the illusion that the text is in the scene. We'll finish by doing some quick color correction and render out our finished shot!
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Introduction and project overview
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Introduction and project overview

 
01:00
Importing and setting up our composition and slate
2

Importing and setting up our composition and slate

 
05:07
Tracking our plate movement and adding it to a 2D Transform
3

Tracking our plate movement and adding it to a 2D Transform

 
06:46
Adding texture to our slate using Noise and CC Basics nodes
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Adding texture to our slate using Noise and CC Basics nodes

 
05:05
Using the Drop Shadow node to create shadows
5

Using the Drop Shadow node to create shadows

 
04:21
Using the Emboss PXL node to create a 3D text effect
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Using the Emboss PXL node to create a 3D text effect

 
07:56
Rotating our emboss light source and controlling intensity
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Rotating our emboss light source and controlling intensity

 
09:08
Using a Luma Keyer to isolate our plate shadows for layering
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Using a Luma Keyer to isolate our plate shadows for layering

 
04:54
Creating static shadows using our tracker and a garbage mask
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Creating static shadows using our tracker and a garbage mask

 
09:47
Rotoscoping our moving shadow using multiple masks
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Rotoscoping our moving shadow using multiple masks

 
10:30
Refining our shadow garbage masks
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Refining our shadow garbage masks

 
04:05
Filling in our shadows with a modified Slate
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Filling in our shadows with a modified Slate

 
03:02
Making final tweaks to various tools to finish our composite
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Making final tweaks to various tools to finish our composite

 
11:54