How to Customize Colors in Final Cut Pro X Templates and Themes

Some people use Final Cut Pro X templates as they are. Other people like to customize them like crazy and really make them “their own”.

For example, sometimes we need to change the colors. Maybe we need the color to match a logo, or maybe we need the colors to better match the mood of the video.

Whatever the reason, we need to have control over the colors in a template. Sometimes that can be a simple thing, and sometimes it can be pretty complex. It depends on the way the template is structured.

In this video, I demonstrate how you can customize colors in templates.

3 thoughts on “How to Customize Colors in Final Cut Pro X Templates and Themes

  1. So my boss wants me to use our branding color but when i go into fcpx and try to put in the numbers to make the color it won’t let me imput exact colors like in photoshop.

    am i screwing up somehow?

    Thank you as always.

  2. Hoss — It’s easier to show (maybe in a different video), but here are the steps for selecting a different color in FCPX:

    1) Click the color swatch itself.
    2) In the color picker, choose the Color Sliders tab.
    3) Change the drop-down to RGB Slider
    4) Enter the RGB numbers for each channel (or use the Hex number at the bottom of the window.

    I hope that helps…

  3. Hi Izzy,

    Does this work for templates that do not have the option to change colours in the first place?
    For example, the ‘News’ themed intro template in FCPX is red by default but there are no other colour presets available.

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