6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2013 12:51 PM by LynnZee
David Fahnestock1 Level 2 Level 2 (475 points)

What steps would I use to smoothly blur the edges of the rectangle in this watermark?

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  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (110,145 points)

    I'm assuming you cropped the generator. I think Alex4D has a crop tool with blur. I think.

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (30,860 points)

    just as a suggestion, instead of a pink 'tag box', a more 'watermark-ish' approach:

     

    comp_soft light.jpg

     

    add your title, and in the video/compositing modes select 'soft light' + 70% opacity ......

  • David Fahnestock1 Level 2 Level 2 (475 points)

    Thanks Tom, I will check that out.

  • David Fahnestock1 Level 2 Level 2 (475 points)

    Karsten,

    Thank you for your suggestion. I will use it in my next seminar session.

    For videos that have a lot of detail I will still need to have something behind the watermark to make it stand out.

    Again, thank you!

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (30,860 points)

    David Fahnestock1 wrote:

    … need to have something behind the watermark to make it stand out. …

    yeah, a watermark is just 'vague', I know the phrase 'bug' or 'tag' for what you need.

     

    btw: you could prepare some 'station identifier' in any paint-app, using png keeps transparencies ... :

     

    fs png.jpg

     

    In Pixelmator, this is a 2min job ........

    … but it needs years to have the idea for a good-looking logo

  • LynnZee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm glad that someone is asking this, because I have a similar question.

     

    I have my company logo reduced, in black and white (png). I'm fairly new to Final Cut Pro. What is the best way to create a watermark USING MY LOGO in the lower righthand corner?  Semi-transparent would be nice, but if necessary I could just use it the way it is because it's not very intrusive looking in black and white.

     

    I REALLY APPRECIATE the help!

     

    I assume that I would need to create some sort of title and have it span the entire length of the video where I want the watermark to appear. Correct?