Highlighter – Responsive


Requires Highlighter 2 set of effects, FCPX 10.4.6 or higher.


Highlighter – Responsive Effects Preset

As always, the contents of the title is the lowest layer before any effects are applied. For this preset it is best to align the text with the exact center of the screen. Normally, the text’s baseline is aligned with the horizontal center guide. Click and drag down on the text to snap the vertical center of the text with the horizontal guide.

This preset uses the simpler Highlighter Scale Rotate effect. It consists of the following arrangement of effects:

Highlighter 2 use as the yellow button effect.

A second Highlighter 2 is the blue color with the opacity set to 68% (it becomes somewhat purple with the magenta color behind it.) This layer is in this position because it moves the same as the button effect and text. The size is set to cover the full screen. The Blend Mode is set to Behind (effects added later using Behind blend will actually go behind this layer!)

Highlighter Spark follows – set up and positioned over the top right corner of the yellow button.

Highlighter Scale Rotate is the next added effect. It controls the animation of the previous three effects plus the Text. In reality, this layer was added after all the others and dragged up into this position. Keyframing is done when the total effect is assembled.

The Magenta slide is added by another Highlighter 2 next. With the Blend Mode set to Behind, it appears behind the earlier applied blue slide. Its opacity is set to 75%. Its size is also set to cover the entire screen.

The next layer is another Highlighter Scale Rotate. This effect will control the first stage of the animation. The previous HSR effect will control the second stage.

The final Highlighter 2 effect is used to isolate the effect to any size rectangle you want. The Outline of this shape is turned on. To turn this into a full screen effect all you need to do is turn off this element.

Highlighter effects are extremely lightweight and can be applied many times to a single clip to create the effect you want.

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Highlighter - Responsive Effect Preset

Highlighter - Responsive - full screen

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