5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 18, 2010 3:30 PM by the_wine_snob

    PE 4 insert

    SEWERTWO Level 1

      Can you insert a pointer (arrow) in PE 4?  I would like to call attention to something specific with an arrow.  Thank you.

        • 1. Re: PE 4 insert
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          Just create an otherwise blank Title, and use either a graphic of an "arrowhead," or choose a Symbol Font. You can use Keyframes on Effect>Motion>Position to locate it, and can even animate it to follow. You can use Effect>Motion>Scale to change the size.

           

          Good luck,

           

          Hunt

          • 2. Re: PE 4 insert
            nealeh Level 5

            Yes. There are several ways it can be done. You could use a still image of an arrow, overlaying it on a different video track, and position it with Motion Effects to position it. With keyframing you could animate it if you wish. Picture-in-Picture / Videomerge will also do the job. The simplest of all is probably Bill Hunt's creative use of Titler and fonts described here: Adding arrows etc

             

            Cheers,
            --
            Neale
            Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children

            • 3. Re: PE 4 insert
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              Here is a look at one that I just did, with Titler. I used the Wingding3 font, and added a Style to it. The Rotation, the Position and the Scale were done in Titler. I could also animate the Arrowhead to follow a subject with Keyframes, and could also Rotate it, with Keyframes, if needed.

               

              Hope that this helps,

               

              Hunt

              Title_Arrow.jpg

              • 4. Re: PE 4 insert
                SEWERTWO Level 1

                Thank you so much for the help

                 

                 

                In a message dated 8/18/2010 1:48:41 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, 

                forums@adobe.com writes:

                 

                Just  create an otherwise blank Title, and use either a graphic of an

                "arrowhead,"  or choose a Symbol Font. You can use Keyframes on

                Effect>Motion>Position  to locate it, and can even animate it to follow. You can use 

                Effect>Motion>Scale to change the size.

                 

                Good  luck,

                 

                Hunt

                • 5. Re: PE 4 insert
                  the_wine_snob Level 9

                  You are most welcome. As with many things in PrE, there are often several ways to achieve the same result. The choice of method will often depend on how one likes to work best.

                   

                  Personally, I often reach for Photoshop and Illustrator, before using Titler, though it is a very powerful tool, and should not be dismissed.

                   

                  Here, we can do it easily in Titler, but might want to "draw" the arrowhead with Shapes (or even in another program and bring it in as a logo?), or might like the ease of picking a symbol that has already been drawn for us. Neither is the right, nor the wrong answer. Same result (within limits), but two different workflows.

                   

                  Now, when you want to animate that arrowhead, the operative word is "Keyframes."

                   

                  Good luck,

                   

                  Hunt