Style

Style Settings

Style settings are where you can control all aesthetic aspects of your currently selected paragraph. This includes fonts, alignment, kerning, 2D and 3D faces as well as more advanced features like beveling and extrusion.

Text Toolbar

When a text object is selected, you can change its font, point size, formatting, alignment, kerning and fit modes.

Choosing Fonts:

  • Click on the font name drop-down menu to preview and choose one of your installed fonts.
  • Select the text size by choosing a value from the drop-down menu or entering your own.
  • Text can also be scaled from the workspace area using handles.

Font Formatting

Titler supports common text formatting options like Bold, Italic and Underline.

  • Bold: Makes the font thicker and more pronounced.
  • Italic: Skews the font to the right.
  • Underline: Adds and underline to the text

Justification and Alignment

You may also select the way your text justifies in your paragraph box. You can do this by selecting from left, right or center justification.

After setting justification, you may also choose whether your text aligns from the top, middle or bottom in your paragraph box.

Kerning

There are a few ways to adjust kerning in OvrStream. This is helpful for eliminating unwanted spaces between letters and lines. The first way to adjust text tracking is to adjust the values in the kerning adjustment box.

You can also manually adjust kerning between characters.

To manually adjust Kerning:

  • Enter text edit mode by double-clicking on the text paragraph.
  • Click and drag your mouse over the desired characters
  • Move the blue bounding box within the paragraph
  • Alternatively, you can hold alt and use the arrow keys to close gaps between characters.

Text Fit Modes

OvrStream lets you assign text fit modes to choose how text behaves in relation to its bounding box. This is useful for making templates or setting a specific text fit behavior.

There are three types of fit modes:

  • Fit Box to Text: This mode will increase your bounding box's size as your font size increases.
  • Fit Text to Box: Text will always fit inside the bounding box and scale itself to fit inside the box perimeter. You may increase the box size to allow text to expand.
  • Fit Text to Box Width: Text will conform to fit the width of the box. This is useful for lists and credit rolls.

Adding Style Layers

Clicking on the add style layers button will give you options to add wither 2D or 3D style elements to your titles. These elements can then be further edited by assigning color and other properties to them right inside the Style Settings Tab.

Adding a Style Layer:

  • Click on the “+ Style Layer” button.
  • Select a style type from the list.
  • The style will be added to your title and have its own style controls available foe editing in the Style settings.

 

Style Options

  • 3D Outline: Creates an outline around your text with 3D properties like extrusion and beveling capabilities.
  • 3D Face: Creates a new 3D Face of your text with 3D properties like extrusion and beveling capabilities.
  • 3D Gloss Face: Creates a new 3D face with a preset gloss gradient and 3D properties like extrusion and beveling capabilities.
  • 2D Shadow: Creates a 2D shadow on your text element with 2D customization properties like color, gradient and opacity settings.
  • 2D Outline Glow: Creates a 2D glow around your text element with 2D customization properties like color, gradient and opacity settings.
  • 2D Blurred Face: Creates a colored 2D Blur on your text element with 2D customization properties like color, gradient and opacity settings.

Styling Options

2D and 3D style options contain different properties that allow for different customization. For example, 3D Style options can be extruded and beveled, whereas 2D Style options can be blurred and offset.

Working With 3D Style layers

3D style layers include 3D Outline, 3D Face, and 3D Gloss Faces. A 3D Face is the most common type of 3D Style, but they all share the same properties.

Working with 3D Faces

A 3D Face will be split into two different sections, a 3D Face Section and a 3D Controls section. From the 3D Face section, you will be able to change colors, gradients, map videos, enable variables, control opacity, set offsets, layer depth and width settings.

Assigning Colors, Images and Videos

You can choose to assign colors, gradients, images and videos to your objects. This way, you can truly make the titles that you want to make without limitations.

Working with Color:

  • To change an object’s color, click on the color swatch and select a color. Exit by clicking on the red X or pressing Enter to confirm your selection.
  • Press Esc to cancel
  • You may use the color picker to sample colors from your monitor.
  • You may enter Hex or Dec values to manually select a specific color.

Working with Gradients:

  • To assign a gradient to an object, select the Gradient option and click on the color swatch.
  • Select the amount of colors and choose from a linear gradient mode or from an in-to-out gradient.
  • Assign colors to the gradient wheel by clicking on the color picker circles in the gradient circle and selecting a color.
  • You may use the color picker to sample colors from your monitor.
  • You may enter Hex or Dec values to manually select a specific color.

Working with Images:

  • You can map images to your objects by selecting the Image/Video option and clicking on the color swatch.
  • Browse your computer for an image and confirm your selection.
  • The image will map individually to each character in your paragraph.
  • To map the whole picture to your whole paragraph, check the “Stretch to Paragraph” checkbox.

 

Working with video:

  • You can map videos to your objects by selecting the Image/Video option and clicking on the color swatch.
  • Browse your computer for a video and confirm your selection.
  • The image will map individually to each character in your paragraph.
  • To map the whole picture to your whole paragraph, check the “Stretch to Paragraph” checkbox.

You can use the Video Trimmer to select a specific portion of your video to be used in your title.

Using the Video Trimmer:

  • Right-click on the video swatch and select “Trim Video”
  • This will open the Video Trimmer.
  • Set in and out points using the bracken buttons.
  • Check the Loop box to indicate whether you’d like the video to loop or not.
  • Select OK to confirm your selections.

There are other properties that you can change in the 3D Face controls, these include:

  • Opacity: Controls the transparency value of your object.
  • Offset: Shifts the center axis of your object.
  • Layer Depth: Controls the depth of the current style layer in relation to its positions in 3D space.
  • Width: Manually adjusts the width of your current style layer.

3D Controls

3D style layers have a 3D controls sub-section that allows you to easily transform your titles into 3D titles and give them depth, bevels and shine.

Controls include:

  • Extrusion: Adds depth to your object and makes it 3D.
  • Shininess: Makes the layer reflect more light and become shinier as it interacts with a light source.
  • Map to Sides: Will map your image or video to the sides of extruded objects.
  • Environment Map: Uses your image or video to create a reflective surface in your object, reflecting the image or video you have chosen.
  • Bevel Size: Adjusts how much beveling is applied to an object.
  • Include Back Side: Toggles whether the back side of your object is beveled as well.
  • Normal Map Surface: Lets you add a texture to your object that reacts to light.

2D Style Layers

2D style layers have different properties than 3D layers. These cannot be extruded but can be blurred and offset. 2D styles are useful to quickly add shadows, blurs and outlines to titles.

Important properties of 2D style layers include:

  • Opacity: Controls the transparency value of your object.
  • Blur: A Blur value of 0 will be sharp and crisp, where a blur value of 100 will be soft and out of focus.
  • Layer Depth: Controls the depth of the current style layer in relation to its positions in 3D space.
  • Width: Manually adjusts the width of your current style layer. 

And advanced settings like:

  • Normal Map Surface: Lets you add a texture to your object that reacts to light.
  • Add Effect: You can add a 2D effect to your style layer form the library.

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