Lyric Emboss Overlay
The Lyric Emboss Overlay filter is a stylizing effect that applies a 3D embossing effect to the source video image. The embossing overlay can be controlled for depth and bias (lightness) and flipped in or out and several compositing modes can be chosen to apply the embossing to the original material.
The Lyric Emboss Overlay filter includes a set of effect controls that are common across all Lyric effect filters. For a detailed description of these controls, please see the Common Effect Controls documentation.
Additionally, all Lyric Effect filters can be applied through mattes or masks to constrain the filter effect to particular areas of the image. For background information on mattes and masks, please refer to the Lyric Matte Primer.
The Emboss Depth dropdown menu selects between deep and shallow embossing. Flip Emboss reverses the embossing so that high areas become low and vice versa.
Emboss Bias sets the bias value for the embossing convolution, which effectively controls the lightness & contrast of the emboss layer prior to it's compositing with the source image. It can be used to rebalance the overall luminosity of the effect as you select different compositing modes.
Composite Mode selects one of the standard Final Cut video track composite modes to apply the emboss layer to the original video. As seen in the examples above, Multiply, Lighten and Darken are the most commonly used modes, but the others can produce interesting stylistic effects.
The Effect Controls section is a set of common controls that are documented on the Common Effect Controls page. They can be used to achieve masked and other specialized filter effects.