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Ashley HeiligTransparent Text??
by on Oct 22, 2012 at 3:13:14 pm


I'm working with a client that really wants this scene but I am stumped on how it was done. I know how that background was done but when it comes to the text I'm clueless at this point.

Please Help

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John CuevasRe: Transparent Text??
by on Oct 22, 2012 at 8:45:28 pm

Do you mean the text that you can see in the poster frame(TATO). The method I would use would be to create my text layer and texture, and precompose it. Then to get the text to have varying degrees of transparency I would create a solid and add fractal noise to it. Place that above the text layer and change the text layer's track matte to a luma matte. For fun you could set keyframes on the fractal noises evolution to have the opacity change a bit. Finally I would play with the final transfer mode of the text(looks like an additive mode).

Here's a quick and dirty example project for you to see, perhaps it will give you some other ideas on how to approach this:

Johnny Cuevas, Editor

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Ashley HeiligRe: Transparent Text??
by on Oct 23, 2012 at 12:38:38 pm

I wasn't able to open your file, but your directions gave me the exact effect that I was looking for. Thanks so much!

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