Add effects to objects

When you customize graphics in the Title Designer, you can add effects to objects and customize those effects to create animations, warps, and more. Effects include simple filters to complex compositing elements.

Note: The Title Designer and the features described in this article are not available in Titler Live Express.

What do you want to do?

Tip: You can use keyframes to change effects in a design. See Animate objects with keyframes for details.

Add new effects

  1. In Titler Live's playout interface, select a graphic in the playlist, then click the Edit Title Design button in the Attributes panel.
  2. In the Title Designer, select an object in the workspace or timeline.
  3. Open the Library panel and select Effects from the drop-down list at the top of Library panel.

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  4. To browse effects in the library:
    • Double-click a folder to browse effects within that category.
    • Hover your pointer over an effect to preview the effect on your design in the workspace. (An object must be selected to preview the effect.)
  5. To add an effect to the object that you previously selected, double-click an effect.

    Tip: You can drag and drop an effect onto an object in the workspace or timeline.

    When you add an effect to an object, the Attributes > Object > Effects tab opens, which includes editable attributes for the selected effect. See the Customize effects section below for more information.

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Customize effects

To access effects in a design, click an object in the Title Designer's workspace or timeline, then click the Attributes > Object > Effects tab.

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Blend objects

Blending modes determine how an object interacts with the elements behind it. This is useful for creative effects and compositing titles.

Select an object in the Title Designer's workspace or timeline, then select one of the following blending modes from the Blending mode drop-down list in the Attributes > Object > Effects tab.

  • Normal
  • Hue
  • Pop
  • Screen
  • Multiply
  • Lighten
  • Darken
  • ColorDodge
  • ColorBurn
  • Negation
  • Additive
  • Mask

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Isolate layers

Isolate a layer in a composition to prevent the layer from cutting into other objects in the design.

Note: Isolated objects render separately from other objects, which takes longer to render the design.

Select an object in the Title Designer's workspace or timeline, then mark the Isolate Layer checkbox in the Attributes > Object > Effects tab.

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Apply effect-specific attributes

Effect attributes appear in separate drop-down sections named for the effect that's applied to an object in your design.

Select an object in the Title Designer's workspace or timeline, then adjust any of the attributes that are available for an effect, or select predefined settings from the Preset drop-down list in the Attributes > Object > Effects tab.

Note: You can change preset settings, but if you select a different preset, your changes to the previously selected preset will not be saved.

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