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Titles
Rotated title
Transparent Title
Unshaded title
In case you hadn't guessed, this tutorial is about titles! We cover the following topics:

What is a title?
Changing a title
Gradient fill for titles -- shading
Anti-aliasing titles
Ways to rotate titles (or images)
Skewing titles
Image formats for titles

What is a title?

A Title is text that is rendered (drawn) into an image file. Rendered titles have the following advantages over text objects:
Titles have the following limitations:
Because it creates an image file, a title is best used as a high quality header. Text objects are best used for large blocks of formatted text such as you are reading now.

To create a new title, select the brown Title button on the Tools toolbar at the left or select Title from the Object menu at the top of the page.

Title Editor button
Unshaded title
Changing a title
Quick Editor button
Quick Editor Shading tab
...
New Shading button
Gradient fill for titles -- shading

Gradient fill for titles is the same as gradient fill for other objects.
Shaded Title
Select the Quick Editor > Shading tab and try some gradient fills on a title like that just above.
Quick Editor button
Anti-aliasing titles

Select the Quick Editor > Object tab

When you check the Anti-Alias box, the Title will be anti-aliased when you publish or preview your project. (The jaggies will be smoothed out.)

With High Render work window checked, all anti-aliased objects will be displayed with anti-aliasing on your workpage. This will show you the quality of the title when you publish. But it may make the workpage sluggish, especially if you are working with a large project or on a slow computer -- if so, you may wish to leave the High Render box unchecked.

See also: Anti-Aliasing shapes



Ways to rotate titles (or images)

If you need to, uncheck the High Render box in the Quick editor to improve the performance of the workpage.

Select your "Shaded Title" object again if it is not the current object. Rotate it by one of these methods:

Use Ctrl + Arrow Keys
Hold the Ctrl Key on your keyboard, then press the Up or Down keyboard arrows. As you do, the title will rotate.

Quick Editor > Object tab
Either enter an angle into the Rotate box or use the adjacent Up/Down arrows.

Rotate via the rotate handles
Identify the rotate handles of the title and rotate it by dragging.  More on Rotating.

As you rotate the title, it may display significant aliasing at different angles. Check the High Render check box to view the quality of the title when it is published. Titles rotated to 45 degrees will generally produce larger image files than titles that have 0 or 90 degree rotations.



Skewing titles
Skew a title in the same way as you would skew an image.
Quick Editor button
Image formats for titles
Titles can be created using any of the available file formats set as discussed in the image tutorial.


See also:
Images tutorial (a title is an image)
Rendering tutorial





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