MEPP - Get white color in texts backgrounds

calamar wrote on 7/27/2020, 3:55 AM

Hello,

I'm using Movie Edit Pro Plus and I'm using a font for titles simulating the "Dymo" stickers. Unluckily, letters are not filled so you can see the video inside the letters and looks quite difficult to read.

I was trying to draw a white square under the text, so it will get letters in white and they will be completely readable. But I don't find any tool for doing basic drawings. Also, I don't know if there's a better way to get this.

Any idea?

Thank you!

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johnebaker wrote on 7/27/2020, 4:13 AM

@calamar

Hi

. . . . using a font for titles simulating the "Dymo" stickers. . . . .

Is the a new font you have downloaded and added to Windows?

If so can you provide a link to it.

John EB
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calamar wrote on 7/27/2020, 4:45 AM

Hello,

Yes, I downloaded it from here: https://www.dafont.com/dymo.font

johnebaker wrote on 7/27/2020, 6:20 AM

@calamar

Hi

Thanks for the link

The issue is caused by the lettering having transparent parts which lets the background image show through.

The easiest fix I can see is to add a border to the text as shown below

The disadvantage is the small border around the outside.

Adding a white image between the title and background and sizing it to be hidden by the black part of the title is also possible, however you have to do this for every section of the title.

HTH

John EB

 

Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX 12, MEP Premium 2021, and earlier versions 2015 and 2016, Music Maker Premium 2021 and Music Maker 2020.

Running Windows 10 2004 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16Gb RAM, 3 x 2Tb internal HDD + 60Gb internal SSD, + 6 ext backup HDDs, Sony FDR-AX53 Video camera, Contour HD 1080 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.

calamar wrote on 7/27/2020, 10:30 AM

Thank you John!

I tried with the blank image and it works. It's true that I need to do it for every single piece of text but the result looks like more like the old Dymo tapes 😊

Thanks for your help!

AAProds wrote on 7/28/2020, 2:48 AM

@calamar @johnebaker

...It's true that I need to do it for every single piece of text 

Not so. If you group the title and the background image, then right-click on the title and choose "Save as Special Effect", you can re-create it elsewhere from the Templates tab. Simply place the play marker where you want the new title, go to the Template tab, Title Templates, My Own and insert your title (you will have given it a name when you saved it).

You'll have to ungroup the title and the box to widen the box, and then regroup, but that will be quicker than creating the whole thing from scratch.

Remember when using Size/Position to untick "Maintain Proportions".

Or you can group them and simply Copy and Paste.

calamar wrote on 8/3/2020, 9:34 AM

Thanks for the tip @AAProds ! Very useful!