Official website for iCreate - the creative magazine for Mac users

FOLLOW US ON:

Sep 5, 2012

Learn how to create amazing titles for iMovie in Pages

by Freddie Harrison

In this simple, step-by-step tutorial we’ll show you how to use the design tools in Pages to create incredibly title screens and boost your iMovie projects.

Pages tutorial - iMovie titles - SidebarPages tutorial - iMovie titles - MainiMovie offers some beautiful options for adding titles and graphics to your projects. Unfortunately, it doesn’t give you much opportunity to create your own bespoke designs, which is where Pages comes in. Instead of being a slave to templates, try using the simple layout tools in Pages to create your own unique titles and make your iMovie projects really stand out. Because Pages is so easy to use, you can add images such as stills from the movie project or create fun graphics. All you need to do when your happy with the end result is export the project as a PDF, save it as a JPG, and you can drop it into your iMovie project whenever you like, wherever you like. Creating pages in this way means there is no limit to your creativity.

 

Pages tutorial - iMovie titles - Step-by-Step

Pages tutorial - iMovie titles - Step 1

Step 1: Open a blank template

Open Pages and select the blank landscape template. Add a background by selecting the square from the Shape drop-down menu.

Pages tutorial - iMovie titles - Step 2

Step 2: Drag and fill

Drag the corner handles to fill the space of the page, then use the format bar at the top to remove the keyline and change the colour.

Pages tutorial - iMovie titles - Step 3

Step 3: Add the title

Add the title by clicking on the Text box icon at the top of the interface. Select the text within the box so that it’s highlighted in blue and type away.

Pages tutorial - iMovie titles - Step 4

Step 4: Formatting

Use the Fonts palette to format your text. Choose an appropriate font and resize using the slider. Change the colour by clicking on the green box.

Pages tutorial - iMovie titles - Step 5

Step 5: Adding stills

Add photos to your title project by opening the Media Browser and dragging the images onto the page. Use the Wrap Inspector to remove the wrap.

Pages tutorial - iMovie titles - Step 6

Step 6: Masking images

Add funky frames to your images using the Graphic inspector then mask the images within the frame by selecting Mask from the Format menu.

Pages tutorial - iMovie titles - Step 7

Step 7: Adding graphics

Select the pen from the Shape menu and have fun creating individual graphics. Just click to add a point and drag the cursor to add a curve.

Pages tutorial - iMovie titles - Step 8

Step 8: Stroke

Change the stroke of the graphic using the menu within the Graphics inspector. The one we’ve chosen makes our graphic look more three dimensional.

Pages tutorial - iMovie titles - Step 9

Step 9: Save and Export

When you’re ready, go to the Share menu and select Export. Select the Best PDF option and hit Export. Convert to JPG and drag onto your iMovie project.

(Click on the image below to zoom in and view the annotations)

Pages tutorial - iMovie titles - Annotated

 

 

  • Tell a Friend
  • Our Twitter provides the latest breaking apple news, reviews, tutorials and downloads online and our Facebook fan page is the best place to communicate with other iCreate fans.