Blend Layers?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Benjamindaines, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    Hello, I am running Final Cut Pro 5 and have two layers (as seen here) and I want to blend them together into one. Kind of like make them both transparent and put them over top each other. How would I go about doing this?

    BTW I really don't have 1000s of dollars to buy expensive addons to do this.
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

    killmoms

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    Well, you don't want to reduce the opacity of BOTH. But to blend them, you can change the upper clip's blending modes and/or adjust its opacity. To do the first, right-click on the upper clip in the timeline and choose a mode in the "Composite Mode" submenu. To adjust opacity, just turn on Clip Overlays (button in the bottom left that looks like two points connected by a zig-zaggy line, or just hit Cmd+Opt+W) and adjust the level line that appears in the clip. You can also adjust it over time by adding points to the opacity line and changing their values.
     
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