Title Deko / Hollywood Effects

 Title Deko  |  Holllywood Effects

Title Deko, Title Deko RT, and Title Deko Pro are Liquid's  titling program.  If you wander the forums very much, you will find lots of complaints about Title Deko. The truth for me is that Title Deko takes a bit of learning - but once you get in touch with it's quirkiness, you will find it is a very powerful, and generally a fairly easy tool to use.  Add some 2D effects to a simple title and you can have some fairly impressive titling going on quickly.

Some of the TD's complaints came from Liquid 5.5 and prior versions - as Title Deko behaved a bit strange - especially in saving and storing  those mysterious .TDK and .BMP files. Version 6 made a big difference and if you have not given up and are willing to learn new tricks - give Title Deko a second chance.  Spending a few moments with the following tutorials might just give you a new lease on Title Deko.

Free Pinnacle Tutorials 

TitleDeko Pro - Curve Effects (3.4MB) High Band
TitleDeko Pro - Introduction (5MB) High Band
TitleDeko Pro - Text Effects (14.9MB) High Band
TitleDeko Pro - Working with Layers  (13.7MB) High Band
   
  CTRL + E is a tip
    Once a title is complete, use CTRL + E to save the title to a rack and then continue on making additional titles without closing Title Deko.  Create a rack for titles only.  Don't spend a bunch of time renaming titles unless it is really necessary.
   
    Don't spend a bunch of time renaming titles in a rack unless it is really necessary. Make your title, drag it to the timeline, and be about your merry way.
   
    Once a title is complete, use CTRL + E to save the title to a rack and then continue on making additional titles without closing Title Deko.  Create a rack for titles only.  Don't spend a bunch of time renaming titles unless it is really necessary.
   
  F11 + F12 are useful too
    If you need to edit a title, right click on the title, choose open Deko, then when changes are done - F12 to save - then F11 to shut it down.
   
Link Create titles with wild motion or textured faces, or edges
   
  For some reason hitting the F12 key does not save the current Title Deko screen and give me a blank screen for a new title.
    I think you will find that F12 does not work with LE6 for some reason (maybe on just some machines) so if it doesn't, use Ctrl+E instead
   
  How do you run Title Deko RT instead of Title Deko Pro ?
    In version 6, if TitleDekoPro.exe exists in the Title Deko folder, it will run when the CG is activated inside Liquid6. To force Title Deko RT to run instead, rename TitleDekoPro.exe to TitleDekoPro.exe.old
   
  How do I open a Hollywood FX effect in Liquid 6 ?
    Surprise, they are not in the same place as 5.62. There is now just one HFX icon under Realtime Clip Effects editors and for transistions, look under realtime transistion effects/specials and you will find all the HFX effects.