June 9, 2018

Watch: A Step-by-Step Guide on Creating End Credits in Photoshop

Adding rolling end credits to your film isn’t as easy as it seems, but here’s a tutorial that will walk you through the process.

One of the best (though least watched) parts of a movie are the end credits. It’s the moment when everyone who worked so hard to bring your project across the finish line swells with pride as they watch their name scrolling slowly up the screen. The thing about end credits, though, is that they can be a serious pain to create if you’ve never done it before. (Even if you have, it’s a pretty tedious endeavor.) How do you format it? How do you make the text move? Where do you even start?

Luckily, in the helpful Photoshop tutorial, Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid walks you through the entire process of creating end credits, from setting up and formatting your layout to exporting it with a transparent background for future use.

I’ve tried several different approaches to making rolling end credits, including my former NLE’s native end credit tools, but each one seemed either too complicated, too tedious, or too amateur-looking.

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Source: NoFilmSchool