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Craft Lettering


Requires FCPX 10.4.3 or higher.

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Craft Lettering

A Playful Title for FCPX

Craft Lettering is perfect for posterboard type effects. Due to the nature of this effect (text is linked between two separate objects), editing in the FCPX viewer is not available. Text entry from the inspector is required.

The text box contains initial text for 16 lines. This was necessary to make sure that text you enter up to 16 lines will align the front lettering to the paper backing*. It is recommended that you use no more than five or size lines per title (it is designed to be large!)

Font choices from most of the fonts within Final Cut Pro. Font Size and Alignment provided. Since the backgrounds of the individual letters are “over-large” the Tracking has been provided allowing you to spread out the text. One very nice feature is an adjustment to the Font weight for the “front” characters. The 3D text feature for setting the “inside corners” for the background “paper” allows you to have sharp or rounded corner edges.

A checkbox allowing you to change the “paper” style backing to a “foil” effect is provided along with an option to adjust the intensity of the effect.

Plenty of options to change the overall appearance, including randomizing coloring (Variations), using a “poster” background or tinting an overlay for background video, as well as shadows.

*Ending a text entry on a space character or a new line will cause the front set of characters to shift off their backgrounds. Always “clean” the line endings to make sure letters match their backgrounds.

lettering offsets

Installation Instructions.

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A good place to see all of my effects as well as several tutorials and other demonstrations in use is on my YouTube channel.

Craft Lettering Title