Hi I am very new to Pixelmator! I just want to do something really simple but when I try it I drag in the photo I want over the main photo , I can't turn off the select tool if I try and resize the top photo I drag in. Thanks for help!
If you'd like to find out more keyboard shortcuts, you can also check out the list of shortcuts in the user guide: https://www.pixelmator.com/support/guid ... -pro/1212/
https://www.pixelmator.com/support/guid ... r-pro/984/
I wonder if you can help me with this one:
I want to make a series of pictures where a small rectangular image is superimposed over another larger image. Rather than try to describe in words what I want to do I've attached a link to a photo (below) which will hopefully show you what I'm trying to achieve. I hope you're able to open the attachment.
So, if you're looking at the image you'll see a black rectangle in the middle of Pete Townshend's face. I want to insert another photo into that rectangle. (It's going to be a series of photos from the history of the the Who rock band). I'm aiming to transfer this to iMovie and make a video to accompany a song. The video will be a series of images where Townshend's face stays static, but the picture in the rectangle keeps changing.
So... I suspect I need some sort of template so that the rectangle stays in exactly the same place every time the image changes.
I hope this makes sense. Let me know if the attachment won't open.
Thank you so much.
1. Choose the Arrange tool and check the width and height of the rectangle in your image
2. Create a new Pixelmator Pro document with those dimensions
3. Add each of the images you'd like to include in the video to that new document
4. After you add each image place it to crop the image appropriately, press the following keyboard shortcuts one after the other:
Command-A (make a selection of every visible part of the image)
5. After doing this, remove the original layer that you added
6. Once you've added every image you'll use in your video, select them all in the Layers sidebar, Control-click somewhere in the sidebar and choose the Add for Export at the bottom of the shortcut menu
7. The Export for Web tool will be selected automatically – choose a format in the Tool Options pane (JPEG is probably the one you should go for) and adjust its settings, then drag and drop the images from the Export for Web tool to a Finder window or click Export at the bottom of the Tool Options pane
Then, you can import those images into iMovie — they'll all be the right size, so it will just be a matter of positioning them correctly.
Hope that helps!
Thanks!! so so much for your very detailed instructions!
I will try this out today, If I get stuck I will ask for help if that's ok.
PS the links you included in my earlier post have been a great help also!
I've had a go with your instructions and have made pretty good progress!
I'll carry on to day and hopefully make a bit more.
I still haven't really even tried the effects side of Pixalmator! I look forward to that!
I have a question, I enclose the photo here.
Under 201 KB does 1x mean pixel? do I need to change this setting to 72 so it will be viewed better? I have exported other images from Pixalmator with the setting seen here and they seem fine. What do you reckon? thanks ! I am really enjoying using Pixalmator!
I'm working with text now, how do I get a subtitle effect as in -- I'll send you a photo! I want to get the black line around the text so it will stand out on a lighter picture/video.
Thanks again for your help! I am watching the tutorial videos also!
Yes I can see the image and your example of text boxes surrounding the text. I'd like to use white text in my video,so for the light pictures I do need to outline but just with a black line, I' don't really want to change the colour of the text as I go through the video.
Great thanks for the very clear instructions! I did have a slight glitch, although it doesn't matter at the moment for what I need to achieve. The 'STROKE STYLE' menu did not work. what am I doing wrong? but otherwise great I have got just what I needed! thanks again for your help!!