Use the Comic filter in Final Cut Pro X and Motion

In Final Cut Pro X 10.4.4 and Motion 5.4.2, turn any photo or video in your project into a colorful or monochromatic comic book illustration.

Use the Comic effect in Final Cut Pro X

In Final Cut Pro, you can choose between six different Comic effect presets to apply to a clip in the timeline:

  1. To open the Effects Browser, choose Window > Show in Workspace > Effects (or press Command–5).
  2. In the Video category of the Effects Browser, click Comic Looks.
  3. To preview a Comic effect on the clip in your timeline, skim a Comic effect thumbnail in the Effects browser.
  4. Drag the effect to the clip in the timeline.

You can adjust the Comic effect after you add it to a clip in the timeline:

  1. Select the clip in the timeline with the Comic effect.
  2. Choose Window > Show in Workspace > Inspector (or press Command–4), then click Video inspector button to show the Video inspector.
  3. Select the effect in the inspector, then adjust its settings. You can adjust settings like making the effect color or black and white, line width (Ink Edges), and overall mix of the effect and the clip.

Use the Comic filter in Motion

You can add the Comic filter, then adjust it in the inspector or the heads-up display (HUD).

  1. Choose Window > Library (or press Command–2).
  2. In the Library, click Filters, then click Stylize.
  3. Drag the Comic filter from the Library stack to a layer or group in the Layers list, Timeline, or canvas.
  4. With the Comic filter selected, click Inspector to edit the Comic filter's parameters. Or, click  to edit the parameters the HUD. 

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