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  • Shawn Miller

    June 7, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    [Brian Seegmiller] “Right, however I was just trying to use the title tool which was the topic of this thread.”

    Why not use them together? It’s not like it’s a huge investment in time… which was your point, right? You spent hours trying to do something simple with gradients – I’m just suggesting a much faster way to do it.


  • Shawn Miller

    June 7, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    [Brian Seegmiller] “actually I just tried the feathered mask on a color matte and sorry I still could not create the look I wanted like this one created in FCP X”

    What result did you get in PPro, and how did you get there?


  • Andy Patterson

    June 7, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    [Robin S. Kurz] “[andy patterson] “or did you simply use a canned title effect that was created by someone else using Motion”

    You still haven’t grasped that every single title in FCP X is a Motion project, have you? There is no such thing as a title that wasn’t created in Motion, period. Unless maybe it’s 3rd party, but even then…”

    I have grasped that but my point is how can FCPX users claim the titling tools of Premiere Pro needed an overhaul when Premiere Pro has more titling options than FCPX? That is what you are not grasping. It is the pot calling the kettle black. With FCPX you are relying on Motion to create custom Motion Graphics. You are now using two programs. Would you say FCPX has an old outdated titling system if a CC users opted to use Illustrator along with Premiere Pro? FCPX users always want to say Motion is part of FCPX. Then we CC users can say AE is part of Premiere Pro’s titling system. Heck we can even say Illustrator is part of Premiere Pro’s titling system. Do Illustrator, AE and Photoshop need an overhaul for creating graphics? For the record I do create logos in Illustrator and Photoshop and animate them in Premiere Pro. The only difference is my logos can be used for printing production. How well does Motion handle the bleed and slug area for printing? Does Motion need an Overhaul?

  • Brian Seegmiller

    June 7, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I did just like you told me to do . Add a feather mask to a color matte.

  • Shawn Miller

    June 7, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    [Brian Seegmiller] “I did just like you told me to do . Add a feather mask to a color matte.”

    So, what was it that you didn’t like about the result? It seems like you could adjust the shape and feather size of the mask and get the same result you showed in the FCPX example.


  • Brian Seegmiller

    June 7, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    I could not get the look I wanted using both. For tiles and or graphics, you would need to use a graphics program more capable than FCP X or PP. What I like about Motion and FCP X is you can publish a generator, effect, title and transitions with many parameters and it is available in FCP X. Design it once and then use it many times without going back to Motion. What will PP copy next? Wait for it… “The Essential Custom Generator Effects and Transitions Panel”

  • Brian Seegmiller

    June 7, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I tried, no can do. I guess with the new Essential Graphics you could make that template but the bosses don’t want to upgrade until bugs are gone.

  • Andy Patterson

    June 7, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    I mimicked what you wanted 100% if you look at my other response for you. I had asked you to mimic what I created in FCPX.

  • Brian Seegmiller

    June 7, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Very good Andy. Your example is why we would not want to design a logo in PP. But seriously, It looks like your lower third gradient title is well done. I have been trying to do that. How did you do that?

    Andy Paterson “It needs a lot of work compared to what? Are you saying you can do more with FCPX’s titling tools than with Premiere’s titling tools?”

    I was referring to the the Essentials Graphics Panel compared to FCP X and Motion. Not the titling tool.

    Andy Paterson Are you saying AE is lacking? If so how?

    Never said AE was lacking just the new Essentials Graphics Panel. I have not used it myself but others have said it needs work.

    You can create custom titles, effects, transitions, and generators in Motion for FCP X. PP will soon follow suit and copy. I disagree that the new EGP was made just for canned effects. Some of the default templates in both FCP X and PP’s new EGP are however pretty lame.

  • Brian Seegmiller

    June 7, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    I already posted it earlier. I am still curious how you did yours. I would like to know. Thanks.

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