Advanced Tutorial Static Logo [Static Mask]

Foto2avi is an freeware photo to video converter based on avisynth . It can create cool effects and it is an free video editor. It can handle videos too ! Specially designed for small videos that you can put them on Youtube

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Advanced Tutorial Static Logo [Static Mask]

Postby trustfm » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:17 pm

The logo Effect of Foto2Avi is really powerfull but you have to know some basic tricks on bitmaps to create really cool effects.
The logo effect is not just an overlay over the video as you may think ! You can create a lot of effects like one below that i will describe to you .



Demo Example
www.youtube.com Video from : www.youtube.com





Demo Guide
To make an really cool logo we have to do it transparent !
Trasparent logo means that has two layers
1)First layer will be black and white (where black=full trasparent/white NOT trasparent at all !!!)
2)Second layer wll be a colored picture

The best utility to create our logo is gimp which is totally free !!!
With this tool we will create two images !
One image black and white (where black=full trasparent/white NOT trasparent at all !!!) [MyMask.bmp]
and
One image colored [MyImage.bmp]

Run gimp, press File -> New
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Put width 720 and height 576 (we will do an pal dvd) Make sure that the resolution is the resolution of your video !
Select background color and press ok
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The untitled window will appear. Now press Dialogs -> layers. the layers window will appear
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Now select the black color (1) and use the utility (2) (button 'can')
fill the background with the black color
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Now use the pen with white color and make the waves (that portion of image must be not trasparent !)
On the untitled window press File -> save and do as above (save as xcf)
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Press the Button 'T' (left from the button 'can') Use this tool to write text (like 'Holidays') with white color !!! (must be not transparent !!!)
Once you have posizioned well the word HOLIDAYS!!! Rightclick in the Holidays caption which is on the 'Layers' window and press merge down
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Now rightclick again on the Holidays caption which is on the 'Layers' and press doublicate layers
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Leave the 'eye' only on the backround copy so you can see only the second layer !!!
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The second layer can have colors (not only black and white)
Filters -> Colors-> Map-> Color Exchange
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From white we decide to pass at blue (we design the sea)
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Now with the 'T' utility button we rewrite the word HOLIDAYS with red color this time
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We move RED HOLIDAYS over the Blue Holidays
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We now go to the layers window and we do merge down the floating Red holidays text (it merges on the second layer !!!)
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We add some white for the waves ... (we are always on the second layer)
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Now it is time to save the second layer ...
File -> Save as ...
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...AS BMP... [MYIMAGE.BMP]
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we press export
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Now we disable the 'eye' from the 'Background copy' layer and we enable the eye of the 'backround copy' (we pass from layer2 -> layer1(the black and white))
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File -> Save as ...AS BMP... [MYMASK.BMP]
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So right now we have two images
MYIMAGE.BMP
MYMASK.BMP
You can close gimp now.

Now the easy part ! Run Foto2Avi and import some pictures by browsing the photos and adding them with the '->' button
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Select all of them and press the 'Edit selected button'
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Enable logo, Load Myimage, Mymask, add 720,576 in the resolution editboxes select 'blend' press 'save logo' ad close
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Hit the generate button :D :D
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Take a look at the result :D :D




Download This Demo
DemoLogo
Just unzip it at C:\Program Files\Foto2Avi\Demos\
Now run Foto2Avi press the 'Load' button and browse to the folder C:\Program Files\Foto2Avi\Demos\ and load the
DemoLogo.f2a
Press the Preview button ! :D :D

Enjoy !!!
Last edited by trustfm on Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:47 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Postby trustfm » Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:33 pm

Alternative DEMO With Animations
www.youtube.com Video from : www.youtube.com
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