| One of the Motion 5 features that you will used to create many effects is the masking technique. In this tutorial, we will take a look at a simple masking technique for a logo reveal for a craft business.|
This project has only a few design elements. There is a background image of a typical crafter’s room. To make it “everybody’s” craft room, we will blur the background image, leaving just enough clarity to tell what it is. To add a little interest, we will move the background slowly, as if it was a video of a real craft room.
The important design element is the business name. I am using my real business name dCipollo Designs. Because the first two letters in the name are in the Hobo Std font and the rest of the name is in Cooper Std, this is a perfect element for the masking technique. We will first fade in the dC and then bring in the ipollo Designs, moving in from the left and behind the dC. In order to create the effect that the rest of the name is appearing from behind the dC, we will use a mask to hide the text until we move it away from the mask and into view.
Because this logo reveal will be used as the beginning for the product trailers for each new product released over the next year, we will create just the 10 seconds logo intro and save it in the .motn format, which can then be imported as the first part of each new product trailer.
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