Is there a way to ecport a title from Title Tool without losing the alpha channel? (I mean really exporting, out of Avid, obviously)
Any suggestion !
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Yes, of course, that would be a workaround, but means to bring the title in the timeline, step in, match frame the alpha, export the alpha, export the title, and recombine later. I have many titles on a show that were created with the title tool. Now my client considers that these titles look poor. I proposed some Photoshop glow Fx, (kind of typical Photoshop Fx, not available on BCC or Sapphire). Client is OK, but I will spend huge time which can't be billed !
In general ALPHA is a TREMENDOUS problem on Avid.
Thanks for your reply mvegas
Are you sure about the pict with alpha ? I have tried this, but once in Photoshop, no alpha channel shows up ! There are no export settings out of the Title Tool, or I simply miss something somewhere.
feincut:But the real question is why we do not see that alpha channel when that file is loaded into Photoshop?
That's indeed my concern !
There is an alpha exported, and Photoshop does recognize it.
I just exported a title, from the Avid title tool, in both our Xpress Pro v5.6.3 and Xpress Meridien v6.1.1 (I haven't checked on our MC system, but I assume if Xpress can do it MC can). Saved it as the only option--PICT--then opened the PICT file in both Photoshop 7 and CS2. There was an alpha in both. The title was on a black background, but if you looked under the Channels tab there was an Alpha channel. Check again.
I'm not exactly sure what you're asking. If you're wanting to take your Pict file and remove the black matte, double click the Background layer (which should be the title on black when you first open it), name it if you want, then hit OK. This will make it an editable layer. Go to your Channels Tab, Ctrl+Click the Alpha, hit delete. It will remove the black matte and you'll be left with just the title on a transparency. Now you can add additional effects, more layers, etc...without that pesky black.
Is this what you're wanting to do, or did I completely misunderstand you? Sorry if i did!
No problem. Glad to help.
This also will be an interesting info for Greg.
Indeed Mvegas was right!
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