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Change the Background Colour of Titles 6 months, 2 weeks ago #168659

I would like to create titles that have, say, blue backgrounds, rather than black. I cannot see how to do this. Sometimes, I think half the problem is that we don't know what the correct technical phrase is so when I do a search I cannot find a single reference to what I would have thought would be a straight-forward action. I have tried adding a matte over the title but then the text doesn't show. I can't seem to re-order the text so that it goes over the matte either so I'm completely baffled. Is it really that difficult or just not possible inside of Lightworks. I just don't want a black title background, I want a blue one.

Re: Change the Background Colour of Titles 6 months, 2 weeks ago #168664

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Hello,

With Text effect over Colour Matte you are already close to it. Either apply Colour Matte first and Text effect afterwards (which should create correct routing automatically), or change the routing for already existing effects to look like this:


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Re: Change the Background Colour of Titles 6 months, 1 week ago #169109

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_Or one could Just make a single image 1920 x 1080 _the colour wanted-
use it for video track_the length of Titles
_If Titles are already there ,then on routing tab
_connect Input of Titles to image_
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Re: Change the Background Colour of Titles 6 months, 1 week ago #169114

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There's never just one right way in Lightworks!

The advantage of that suggestion is that you don't even need the colour panel to be the same resolution as the project that you're working in. Here's a similar disclaimer using a 640x360 blue tile in a 1920x1080 project.
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Re: Change the Background Colour of Titles 6 months, 1 week ago #169264

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_Yes, tried the 640x360 size_looks alright
But, with a couple other sizes, it Doesn't_``~...
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Re: Change the Background Colour of Titles 6 months, 1 week ago #169265

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The aspect ratio should be the same as the one that you're using in your project. 1920x1080 is 16:9 and so is 640x360. For example, here's one that I just did with a 32x18 magenta background. I've also attached that background if you want to experiment.
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Re: Change the Background Colour of Titles 6 months, 1 week ago #169268

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_Well, that certainly makes sense _
_with black , didn't have odd looks _"giggle"
_been using these, cause was supposing that there Had to be something there, Not just blank_ _``~...
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Re: Change the Background Colour of Titles 6 months, 1 week ago #169270

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_alright then , thanks
_the disclaimer I'm using is the same as the 1976 film Network
_Saw on another forum where they were discussing disclaimers and one
sited it as an example_``~...
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Re: Change the Background Colour of Titles 6 months, 1 week ago #169271

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I just typed up a disclaimer that sounded like the others that I've seen on other work that I've done. If you want it to be really protective, check with a lawyer. Mine should not be used as a model.

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_alright then _thanks_``~...
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Re: Change the Background Colour of Titles 6 months ago #169699

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As a somewhat tangential point, I’d suggest a comma after the word ‘organisations.’ Admittedly, there is controversy over this, what is called a serial comma, a series comma, and an Oxford comma, and whether it should be employed. I believe the majority of style guides suggest its use, primarily to aid the eye in easily interpreting the writer’s intention in the sentence, and in all cases to avoid the apparent absurdity of a sentence which omits the comma and thus introduces confusion and/or humor, such as this:

“I’m grateful for this award, and for their support I thank my parents, Pope Francis and Madonna.”
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Re: Change the Background Colour of Titles 6 months ago #169701

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Punctuation is always a problem: "King Charles was beheaded half an hour before he met with his confessor".

That's a good trick if you can do it!

However: "King Charles was beheaded, half an hour before he met with his confessor" makes better sense. Just one little comma...
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Re: Change the Background Colour of Titles 6 months ago #169703

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Shouldn’t it be, "King Charles was beheaded, half an hour before, he met with his confessor."? Two commas required.
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Re: Change the Background Colour of Titles 6 months ago #169704

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If true that a sentence is a complete thought, we should have: “King Charles was beheaded. Half an hour before, he had met with his confessor.”

Commas shouldn’t be used to rescue sentences lousy from the start.

The admittedly off-topic issue here is the wording in a suggested example. And I only suggested an additional comma out of a desire to be a little helpful. Sorry for the irrelevant post.

It seems like writng [at least in {American} English] is like cutting in Lightworks – there is more than one way for an editor to communicate his subtle message to his viewers.

Wikipedia notes that English author Lynn Truss, in her style guide, cautions that, “There are people who embrace the Oxford comma, and people who don't, and I'll just say this: never get between these people when drink has been taken.”

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Re: Change the Background Colour of Titles 6 months ago #169747

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geomcd1949 wrote:
Commas shouldn’t be used to rescue sentences lousy from the start.
Quite true. I let my eagerness to make a point damage my parsing. Mea culpa.

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