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Create an Edgy Title Effect in Final Cut Pro X

Danny Greer

In this video tutorial you’ll discover how to add style to your text in FCPX by creating a custom title effect!

Filmmaker Dan Allen shares his trick for giving your text a dynamic textured treatment in Final Cut Pro X.  Dan applies a stone texture to his title and splits it in half for a cool motion effect.  This Final Cut Pro X video tutorial covers:

  • Embedding video or still images inside text using the Luma Mask blending mode in FCPX
  • Cropping text and adding movement to make your text more dynamic
  • Keyframe motion and effects

Although this tutorial is for a very specific look, keyframing and using blend modes is essential knowledge for any FCPX editor.  Use this tutorial as a jumping off point for creating your own unique title effects.