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  • How can I change the colour of a section of a layer?

     Jake Griffiths updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
  • Jake Griffiths

    November 30, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Apologies for the unhelpful title – I wasn’t quite sure how to word it..!

    I have text that appears at the bottom of my video (example at around 0:10) and my issue is that the ‘KUDAKEYS’ text is blue and I would like it to match the colour of the falling notes (pink in this instance).

    The catch, is that I put this text animation together a while ago, letter by letter, and consolidated it into a short .mp4 to save on CPU as it required a lot of layers. Once the animation is finished, I proceeded it with a .jpg snapshot which runs until the end of the video. This is what it looks like:

    I tried to solve this problem in the same approach I would use in Photoshop. I created an extra layer above the text layer, added a Solid Colour from Media Generators, used the colour eyedropper tool to select the colour and then masked it over the part of the text that I wanted to change. I then tried all the different compositing modes in the Solid Colour video track, and the closest I could get was using the ‘Dodge’ option, which sadly was slightly off colour (purple-ish) and much more vibrant and bright than desired:

    I don’t often post here (in fact it’s been so long since my last post that I’d forgotten my login details and had to make a new account) but I am just out of ideas here and I have a feeling there is a simple solution.. *crosses fingers*

    I’m using Vegas Pro 17.0 on Windows 10

  • Francois Pénzes

    December 3, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Hi Jake

    Can’t access your Youtube vid. Did you pull it ? Wanted to try something out.

    Cheers !

  • Jake Griffiths

    December 4, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    Hi there! Thanks for the reply, my apologies I found a solution a couple of days ago.

    I spent some time experimenting with different FX and found the colour corrector (secondary) was perfect for this.

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