2 Ways to Create Star Wars Rolling Text

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May the Fourth be with you! In honor of Star Wars Day, we’re going to show you 2 different ways to create Star Wars rolling credits.

In our Final Cut Pro training course, expert author Andy Anderson includes a tutorial for creating Star Wars rolling credits using iMovie. In order to create the full effect of the Star Wars rolling credits, Andy recommends adding an image of a starry sky and, of course, the Star Wars theme song. Once you’ve created the desired effect, go to Window>Titles and select the titling window feature called Far Far Away, then simply add your text. Voila! You’ve just created Star Wars rolling text.

If you added a background image like a starry sky, you’ll have noticed that your text is contained in a big black box. To get rid of this, right click on the text in the left column, go down to composite mode and choose screen – ┬áthis will get rid of the black.

Watch the full tutorial from our Final Cut Pro training course:

If you’re not a Mac user, you can create the same Star Wars rolling credits using CSS3, as Craig Buckler demonstrates in our CSS3 Transformations and Animations training course. In this video, Craig will show you how to use CSS3 animations to create this nostalgic effect. In the code, you will start by creating your paragraph with an ID of start, then go on to create your H1 title with the Star Wars logo. All that’s left is to create the scrolling titles. Craig will outline the timeline and order in which he arranged the text.

Watch the full tutorial from our CSS3 Transformations and Animations training course:

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