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Old May 30th, 2008, 10:04 PM   #1
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How do I get a nice watermark?

I am using compressor and my watermarks look terrible. I've tried fidling with the color and anti-aliasing to no avail. Any ideas on how to get a nice looking one?

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Old May 31st, 2008, 06:30 AM   #2
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I am using compressor and my watermarks look terrible. I've tried fidling with the color and anti-aliasing to no avail. Any ideas on how to get a nice looking one?

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I don't use Compressor, but every "watermark" I've ever seen relies on transparency.

Your example - being solid white - clearly has no grey scale information that can be used by an alpha channel.

Time to dig into the manual.

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Old May 31st, 2008, 09:45 AM   #3
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Yeah, tried that. The same thing happens with a grey or blue. The identical PNG looks fine when added in the timeline. I know I did this before and it looked fine. Even when I turn transparency off and not scale the image, it gets ragged. I I am suspecting something in Compressor 2 changed. I am using FCS 1.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 02:49 AM   #4
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I've done all of my watermarks in photoshop, exported a png file and dropped that into my final cut pro timeline.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 11:27 AM   #5
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There is a really simple and well written tutorial on the how to do it in photoshop over at studio daily website...

http://www.studiodaily.com/main/training/9543.html
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