T356 Graphic Exercise
Summary: In lab use Adobe PhotoShop to
create a title TV graphic for your Demonstration Video. Upload two copies to Oncourse (JPEG and PSD) - and then go to the lab and import it into the Chyron, saved as a message.
Details: Your graphic can be the title for your Demonstration Video, or serve as the "coming up next" lead-in to it. Regardless, it needs to contain at least one image and at least two different (separate) uses of text. It should also adhere to Jim's
After making the graphic in lab, save two copies (JPEG and PSD) into our Oncourse
resources folder. Then go
to Studio 5 and import it into
the Chyron. After importing it into the Chyron, save it as a message.
- Start off by using Photoshop's "Film & Video" preset, "HDTV 1080p/29.97". This will put you in the right color space (RGB), provide the right pixel dimensions (1920 x 1080), give you safe text & action guides.
- Consider the most appropriate color scheme, visual treatment, and layout for your subject.
- Make your graphic
- Save your original PSD file often
- WHen you are finished, save two copies (a JPEG copy and the original PSD) into our Oncourse "Graphics" folder. BE SURE THEY ARE BOTH SAVED AS YOUR USERNAME. (Feel free to save a copy onto your own Flash drive.)
- Go to Studio 5
- Download your JPEG onto the Apple next to the Chyron and save
it onto a USB drive
- Eject the USB drive and plug it into the Chyron.
- Import into Chyron (Import graphic)
- Save as a Chyron file into the T356/messages folder.
- Call up the graphic on the switcher
- How does it look?
Make sure your graphic meets the following criteria:
- Clearly communicates your message, such as providing the title and what your show has to offer the viewer.
- Contain an image within the graphic (for example if you are making a title
for a music show you could incorporate an image of a guitar).
- Contain at least two different uses of text (title,
host, topic, etc.)
- Meet the technical and aesthetic constraints of a video graphic. (Right
file type, proper pixel dimensions, uses the safe text area, attractive appearance,
easy to read text elements, etc.)
If you are unsure about what makes a good TV graphic, read Jim's
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