You may already know how to put a banner behind your words using the paint bucket tool in Photoshop. But do you know how to do it in Final Cut Pro?
Already have a title layered over video in the timeline when you begin. Look to the left side of Final Cut and click on the “T.” It’ll list titles and generators. Click on the generators and you will see different bands of colors to put behind your text. I chose the “custom” generator. When you bring it down to the timeline, make sure you put it under the title. If you don’t do this, the generator will cover your title, and we don’t want that!
Make sure that your mouse selects the generator in the timeline. Then go over to the right side of Final Cut and click on the square at the top right that looks like a piece of cinematic film. There you can transform and crop the generator. Select “crop” and move the sides to shorten the generator strip. This can get tricky, so you may have to play with the sides a little to make it shorten. You can also click to the “T”on the right side of Final Cut to change the color of your font and change the color of the generator itself. The secret to changing something in Final Cut is to always select the part you want to change in the timeline first. If you’re wondering where a gif or picture is, I have attached a video showing this process below.