20 Second Quicktip - Experimenting with Text Effects on Footage

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Instructor Simon Walker

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As well as enhancing titles and text, Ecto can be applied to clips with alpha channels to quickly create interesting animated edge effects, automatically driven by an adjustable fractal field.

A tip for fine-tuning the silhouette, is to use the Preserve Luma and Tint Strength controls.

Tip: Ecto has a built-in UnMult feature, which allows you to create an alpha channel for any image or video shot on a black or white background. Unmult will detect the black (or white) areas of the layer and turn them into a transparent alpha channel.

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