Step 5: Adding the Target Layer
The inside of your tactical glasses needs to display more than just the word “Target”, and in this section you will add a text reference below your target object, then create a shape that outlines that object.
Task: Add the target text and target shape by following these steps:
- Move the CTI a few seconds further up the Timeline, then click on the Add Default Text button to open the Text tool again.
- A new title will be created on the Target_Shape track. Inside the text tool, type in your target text; in this case, Television has been entered.
- Highlight the text by dragging the mouse cursor over the text, then adjust the font, style, and point size to suit your requirements (see Figure 21).
- Click on the Selection tool, then adjust the position of the text so that it does not overlap the target object (see Figure 22).
- Click once on the Line tool, then in the interface; draw a straight line down each side of the object (see Figure 23 and 24).
- Click on Done to close the Text tool, then drag the tail of the title down the Timeline until it is the same length as the POV clip.
- Open the Properties clip for this title by clicking on the Properties button, then dialing open the Opacity setting by clicking on the small triangle (see Figure 25).
- Open the Keyframes area by clicking the Show Keyframes switch, then toggle keyframes for the opacity parameters by clicking on the Toggle Animation switch (see Figure 26).
- Make sure the CTI is at the start of the title on the Target_Shape track, and then reduce the Opacity to 0 percent. Move the CTI forward five frames by pressing the right arrow on the keyboard five times and then increase the opacity to 75 percent (see Figure 27).
- 1Repeat the above steps, decreasing the opacity every five frames then increasing it at the next five frame points until the end of the clip is reached (see Figure 28).