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Premiere Pro Masterclass Module 4 - Titles

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7 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. Intro to Module 4

    • 2. How to Design Titles in Premiere Pro

    • 3. Create Clean Lower Thirds

    • 4. Create Scrolling End Credits

    • 5. EXERCISE: Design Your Own Lower Third

    • 6. EXERCISE REVIEW: Designing My Lower Third

    • 7. Thank You

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ATTENTION: There is a new version of this Premiere Pro course here on Skillshare. Take the newer version of this course here.

Welcome to Module 4 - Titles

This module will cover:

  • Create your own custom and professional titles
  • Design a clean lower third graphics
  • Create scrolling end credits
  • Add motion to your titles

Enroll in all 11 modules of this course:

  1. Intro to Premiere Pro
  2. Editing Your Videos
  3. Adding Video and Audio Transitions
  4. Adding Titles
  5. Editing Audio
  6. Color Correction and Grading
  7. Motion in Premiere Pro
  8. Exporting Your Videos
  9. Visual Effects and Advanced Premiere Pro Tips
  10. Video Speed in Premiere Pro
  11. Green Screen Editing

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Make videos the way you imagine them!

Practice editing while you learn. This course includes practice video files so you can follow along and actually learn by doing.

By the end of the course, you'll have edited a 1-minute documentary with the supplied footage.

I'll be teaching the course using the creative cloud version, but if you have a previous version (CS6, CS5, CS4, CS3 - Mac or PC), you can still learn to edit like a pro.

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My name is Phil and I've been editing videos with Adobe Premiere Pro for over a decade. Plus I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular video editing courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these from the Adobe Premiere Pro course:

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BONUS: As a bonus, you'll receive supplemental video and audio clips to practice with while I teach you with.

By the end of this course, your confidence as a video editor will soar You'll have a thorough understanding of how to use Adobe Premiere Pro for fun or as a career opportunity.

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1. Intro to Module 4: Welcome to the Adobe premiere Pro masterclass Module number four and this module. We are learning how to add and edit titles to our video sequences. This includes tattled cards, lower thirds scrolling credits and even a practice exercise for you to take action by creating your own lower third for you. Let's dive in to Module four all about editing titles and Premier Pro. As always, you can enroll in the other modules by clicking through the links in the course description or searching for Adobe Premiere Pro masterclass on skill share. 2. How to Design Titles in Premiere Pro: in this tutorial will learn how to use the Adobe premiere Pro title creator to create title cards or any type of title for your video to create a new title. Just click this new item button and click title. It's going to ask you to name that title and choose the within the height, which will be set to the sequence settings that you are on. So for us, it's 6 40 by 3 60 I'm going to call this ice bucket just so that I know what it is. It's going to be a title that actually appears over the clips here where Anthony is doing the ice Bucket challenge. So you saw that this title editor pops up when you create that new title and to get to that title editor when you're not having it open, you can just double click any title. So here I have this title under graphics. I might even create a new bucket called titles. Put that in that bucket and double click it, and that opens up the title editor. Let's go around this and I'll just walk you through what these different options are. Then we'll go ahead and create a title for this up on the top left, you have a lot of control settings, so you have your selection, your text tool shape tools so that you can add shapes to your actual title graphics and some other ones that might come in handy as well. At the top, these are your fault settings in your text settings. This when you do start creating text, it will pop up with the choices There over on the right. You have title properties, which include MAWR Properties. I'll go through those in a second when we add our texts. And at the bottom you have preset title styles and the left bottom. You have a line tools. Let's go ahead and look at it. So if I just click in the middle with my text tool selected and then I start called typing Se Anthony's Ice Bucket Challenge video and I'm tidy. I'm typing, but it's going off the screen, so I have to make this smaller. So up here at the top, you have your font size. So just like really in any other text editor on like Microsoft Word or any other editor, you have your size up here. You have your font choice over here, too. So say, Well, let's make this something a little bit more clean. And then you have these same options over here on the right to some of them, like our family style. Regular bold italics size asked back, turning leading tracking baseline ship. These are all things that, um if you're familiar with regular text editors, you'll be familiar. Here is well, so you have to make this a little bit smaller and then change the color. So for now, let's just change the color from white to black just by clicking the color picker down here on the right. You also have other options for a pastie Say we want this to be a little less opaque. We can add strokes to it. So if we want an outer stroke to maybe make it stand out a little bit more, we can do that when I click that ad stroke. But in this new stroke, options popped up could change the color of the stroke. Teoh, Maybe read or something like that to make it stand out can increase the size of the strokes to really make it stand out and the stroke has all of their own settings to for a pastie sighs if you want it on the edge. Depth drawn. Face these air things to play around with just to see what they look like yourself. Drop shadow. I'm just going to delete that strokes. I'm just going to say, Delete drop shadow. This is another thing that could help your text stand out from the background, depending on what it is with the drop shadow, you have options like the color, the opacity, the angle, the distance from the text, the size of the shadow or the spread. How much does it favors? How sharp or hard the edges are. So these are a lot of IT options just to look through as you start designing your own tiles , and it's good to know they're there. We can move our text around, just like so we can even increase or decrease the size just by clicking on the corner and increasing or decreasing the size to lock the aspect ratio so it doesn't get squished or really spread out. Just press the shift button on keyboard while you click the corner and drag up or down, I mentioned these title style is down below. Let's just click on one of those and see what happens. Boom. It adds a bunch of styles, really something that you could have done with the title properties over the right. But there's just a lot of presets styles that you can choose if you want to use one of these styles. I usually just come up with my own style and some of these air a little bit too dramatic, too a little too to, um, extreme for me. So I usually go with something a little bit cleaner. Let's go ahead and add a shape, so I'm going to click this rectangle tool and then I'm going to set the color and we'll just keep it at Black, and I'm just going to draw, drag out and draw this rectangle down here. Then I'm going to select my text with the selection tool and change the color of the text toe white. Now it's hard to see it, so let me just move it up here so you can see it. Let's play around with ease alignment tools. If I select both of these layers that shape layer and the text layer by selecting one, then shift clicking the other one. Look what happens when I click this horizontal center, but it they're aligned horizontally centered. If I do the vertical center, too, they are now on top of each other, but the black is on top of the text. I want this to go to the back so I can just right click, say a range and say, Send back. The reason why I want this shape is so that the black or the white text stands out from the background even more so. I'm just going to make this shape a little bit bigger. Then I'm going to select both layers again. Click that vertical center and horizontal center, then move this down to the bottom left of this clip. When I'm happy with my title, I can just click this exit button right here. Then I'll take this ice bucket text right here, drag it onto a new layer above the video clip that I want to add it to. And so now if I zoom in here, you can see this clip things title will play over these clips right here, a less ice bucket challenge, and I can extend it over to the right and also just copy and paste this cross. Dissolve to the text layer itself, so select it. Command C Command V Control for you PC users. And there you go, a nice title that explains what's happening in the video. If people don't know, and especially for something so short like this, you might need some titles toe give some more description, and it stands out from the background. That's the hardest thing when you're adding titles to a video to make sure that they stand out from the background. Sometimes you can get away with it by just making the text a lot bigger, adding a drop shadow or a stroke. Other times you need some sort of shape layer behind the text to get back and editors title , we can double click from the Tyler Timeline itself, or double click the ice bucket title in the program window itself. So that's the title editor. Go ahead and start adding a couple of titles to your project. I recommend just adding one or two just to get the hang of it, play around with the title editor if you have any questions, let me know. I'll be sure to answer anything that I didn't go over in this video and expand upon it and the answer, or even create more tutorials on how to use it. Thanks so much, and we'll see in the next lessons. 3. Create Clean Lower Thirds: in this video, we're going to just walk through designing a clean, lower third title just like this. I'm a very big fan of minimalistic Title is so using clean Sohn Sarah fonts that aren't fancy, that don't have the fancy edges and bolds lots of capitalization but also differentiating the title the name plus the descriptor down below. This is what a typical lower third title, even though it's not in the lower thirds, which is the actual typical way to do it is to put it in the lower third of a video. So if you split your frame up into threes, you have your top third, middle third and lower third. You would add that title to the bottom third, but for me, I break those rules and I put my titles in different places. But this is what we're going to be recreating. So let's go back to our other project. That was the finalized project, and let's go ahead and create that lower third for Anthony. So I'm just going to select my tackles, been and say New item title, Gonna call it Lower Third. Anthony, I just use the tax. Lt say OK, make sure you're on the right spot of the film. You can actually scroll through here. And when you scroll through here, you get the video in your tattle editor, which is good to know so that if you want to edit a title so it matches a different part of your video, you have to have you on that part of your video in your timeline. But we're just gonna go to the start where he's sitting down in his chair. Let's take our textual type and Anthony Carbajal. You'll notice that I did not capitalize it yet, and that's okay. I'm just going to use the font. Helvetica Helvetica is a clean old school font, but it's nice and it's a song Sara Font, and it looks really good on video. Gonna make it a little bit smaller and then to make everything capitalize. What I can do is just click this small caps button and then actually increase the small cap size 200. Or if everything's lower case already, you can leave it at whatever percentage. Then I'm going to change the color from white two black, and I'm going to change the style from light of there or over here too bold and make it a bit smaller, just using the corner and dragging in. I'm also holding shift down so that the aspect doesn't get squished and put it right over there. I could click the text type tool up here and then click here to create another text layer. Instead. I'm just going to duplicate the Anthony Carbajal text right here by selecting it and copying it, command C and then pasting it command V and dragging it down. It's OK if it's not a line, because we're going to use the line tools to align them in just a second that I'm just going to double click inside Press Command A. To select all the text, delete it and then give the descriptor. So the bottom part of your lower third is there to give more description of who this person is. Typically, you have the name on top, then on the bottom, you just have a little bit more of a description of who they are in, especially in terms of what this videos about. So for us, we're going to just call it diagnosed with a less in 2014 I could just put this underneath right here. But I like to differentiate the size and the style of my top text from my bottom text. So I'm going to change this from bold to regular and then the size we're gonna go down a lot smaller, something like so And I tried to outline it by eyeball, but that didn't work. So I'm going to select both. I could just drag over and select or just clicked one and then shift, click the other one and then with my align tools, I'm going to align to the right so the right edges line up like so So that looks pretty cool. I could go in here and do something else if I wanted. I can actually create a shape, just create a white shape, change the color toe white. Then I'm going to actually arrange it. So right click Arrange sent back, and I'm going to select the diagnosed text with that shape, layer and vertical center and horizontal center. And then maybe for this one, I would just select all of them, actually, and do vertical center so they're all aligned vertically in the center. That's another cool way to do a clean lower third. You don't have to have a background for everything. But the white does make this bottom text pop out even more. I like that. So I'm gonna leave it like that, exit out of here, take my lower third and put it on to my video track. I do tend to try to have my graphics all in one layer, so I'm just gonna make my layer for my graphics layer. Layer two or Track two. It is my interview. A camera track one is interview be camera. Track three is video and photo B. Roll Track four is my graphics, so I'm gonna extend it there. So here's one title. There's the next title. Thanks for watching. That's how you create a clean lower third. Go ahead and do that on your own for your own video and try to get creative, come up with something a little bit different than that. This because at the end of this project, you're going to be posting it on the course page for me to check out. And I can't wait to see what all of the students like you are coming up with. Thanks. And we'll see in the next video 4. Create Scrolling End Credits: How do we create scrolling titles for the end of Ah film? Perhaps click the new item button. Choose title rename. It will call this end credits. Click OK and then from this menu up here, the rule crawl options. Click that and Choose Rule, which will have the ruling credits from bottom to the top or crawl left or crawl it right, which will roll them from the left or the right, or going to the left or to the right. Then there's this start off screen option, which is good. Let me just leave those unchecked, and then I'll show you what that does. Then all we have to do is with the type tool or with the area type tool. Which might be better. For this is create basically a text box where you on it. We can center our tax. We can change the size of our texts. We can choose a more clean text. I like Helvetica, and then we could type in our credits. So we'll see, say, a film by Phil Evan ER starring Anthony Carbajal, and you can see what happens is that our tech starts to disappear because our text block isn't big enough. So let's expand that. And what happens when I expand that we have the scroll bar on the right hand side, which allows us to scroll through our text to see what it looks like, then say we had cinematography and I would write down my cinematographers Well, Kernaghan, Sam Shimizu Jones etcetera. You know, I could go through everything Music by Nick on Evita's. And if we scroll down, we have to extend this a little bit longer. Okay, so now you can just add all your text. You can design it, however you want exit out of that, add this end credits to your film or to your timeline. And now let's see, when I play through this, it scrolls through all of them. But what happens is that it doesn't scroll through. It doesn't start black and end in black. So that's what that option was when we I went to our role Cross options. Click this start off screen and start end off screen. OK, now free exit out of that and play through it. It starts off screen and ends off screen, but this is way too fast. It's super easy to make it slower. Just extend the length of our credits by clicking on the edge and dragging out. So now it will scroll and really with scrolling text credits. The key is to go slower than you think, because when you export it and when you're projecting it or when it's playing on a computer or a TV, even if it's going too fast, you get a little bit of a flicker as it moves. So going really slow is a good idea. That being said with scrolling credits, I don't suggest putting in credit on all of your videos, especially any sort of short video that you put online. I would only put end credits on something like an actual short documentary, a narrative film, a longer film, something that really deserves credit and you want people to sit through the credits is if this is a YouTube video, no one's going to sit through 30 seconds of scrolling credits. So be aware of when and where you should actually have credits at the end of your films, 5. EXERCISE: Design Your Own Lower Third: Hey, what's up? It's time for another practice exercise. Today. I want you to design your own custom, Lower third for yourself with your name with your descriptor and at a little bit of motion to it. If you can try to replicate what I've done here for my own video clip with my name, a little bit of description and this little line that pops out right here, this is a little bit more advances actually looks. This is something I would use in a real video. And it's all created right here in Adobe Premiere Pro. Sometimes I used Adobe after effects to create graphics like this with Motion. But you can create some more advanced graphics like this right in Premiere Pro. So if you can try to replicate this, do it. I'll give you one clue to get started, and that is that. All of these layers are separated. So my name, my descriptor, and this line that they're different title layers. They're not in the same title card. So get at it. Try to replicate this if you can, and then the next lesson I will be going over how I did it 6. EXERCISE REVIEW: Designing My Lower Third: So did you figure it out? Where you able to create something that looks similar to this? Let's go ahead and learn how I did it. So I'm here on my timeline. I'm just going to duplicate this video clip by pressing option, clicking and dragging it over to the side old. If you're using a PC, then I'm going to go and click the new item button and say Title. I'll call this Phil Evan, er, that pops up the tattle Creator. I'm going to use my type tool Click right here and type and fill Evan er, going to take my selection tool. Changed the text to railway one of my favorite funds. Change from thin to medium and then change the small caps. Click on the small caps and trained small capsize to 100 and I'll just position it right about there. Exit out of there and drag this fill a better title card on top of this video clip. Gonna zoom in right there and extend it to the end of this video clip so this title card is on the whole time. Then I'm going to simply duplicate this tattoo card, a cool trick to do that is by option clicking and dragging, just like we did the video. And that actually creates a completely separate title card in our project. If you just copy and paste the original Tala card, it's not going to create an actual separate version, meaning if you then go ahead and edit that copy you made. It's going to also add it the original, but by creating completely new version by duplicating it with the option or all button and clicking and dragging. Now we have this separate title card. I'll call this video creator and then I'll go in here. It doesn't change the name on here unless I then go and drag video creator right here again . If you want to do that, you can, just to be more clear, clear, and I'm just going to double click that tala card. I It already has this text because we duplicate it, and I'm just going to move it down. Double click Inside Press Command A. Were controlling if you're on a PC to select all of that text and type in video creator, but I'm going to press my selection tool changed the medium too bold change the size from 100 to 50 and then just move it over to the right side like something. So it's about aligned with the right edge of Phil Abner and maybe just move it down a little bit. I'm selecting that Tex and pressing down on my keyboard so that there's enough space in between. For a little line that looks pretty good, then what I'm going to do is I can either just quickly duplicate one of these or create a new title card, and I'm going to call this line and then open it up right here. I'm going to select the text and delete it the video credit text that we duplicated from before. Then choose the line tool right here. Then I'm going to click on the left side of Phil, drag over to the right while holding the shift button down while holding the shift button down. It locks it to this axis, so it's a straight line. If I don't have the shift arrow down, it's easy to mess up and create a line that is slanted. So hold shift down to create a straight line, something about their and then I'm going to change the line with over here to three. And if I click on selection tool and then click off this, you can see what it looks like. And maybe I just need to nudge it over to the right or left a little bit by selecting and using my arrow keys to move it to the left or right. Yeah, looks pretty darn good. Then I'm going to exit out of this. Now let's add the motion and the transition that we had in the first clip. Let me just show you what that was. Phil Abner fades on, moves on to the left video creator fades on moves to the right. Those air pretty basic. And then the last one is those line, which is going to be a little bit harder. So let's just go to the very beginning of our title card. Really. Anywhere is fine, actually, and we'll start with Philemon er, go up to your effects controls, go down under motion and will set a key frame for position. And then we're going to drag that position key frame just to the right a little bit. And then, with our timeline still at somewhere else. In the beginning of our clip, we're going to drag the position to the right. So now this creates this animation from right to left of the tattle card. And I'm just going to drag this first key frame or the one that we created in the big ah of the motion. The second key from we created all the way to the left. So it starts at the very beginning of this title card. We're also going to fade it on. We can do that by just right clicking and applying the default transition. Or we can create a custom opacity. Animation starting from zero said that key frame it automatically will of you type in zero and then going to 100. So moving forward in the timeline and setting that to 100 and you'll see now it automatically creates this transition. And I wanted to fade on and fade on completely before it ends its motion so you can see that it fades on completely and then it continues to move just a little bit. So let's do the same thing for video creators. So I'm going to select video creator. I'm going to set a position and opacity key frame. This is an easy way to do both at one time move these over to the right and just move the position just a little bit further to the right so that it lasts a little bit longer. And then with the position I'm going to move to the left. Actually, this time, move to the left and then drag that keep him all the way to the left and said our past to get zero and drag that all the way to the left. So let's see what this looks like. Pretty good fades on Nice, a little bit slower than before, but I like it. I'm going to nudge the video creator text title card over to the right just a little bit, just so that it fades on after the first text pops on. I think staggering animations like this helps make your videos a little bit more dynamic, and then lastly, let's think about this line. How are we going to animate this line on select that text? Or that that title card go to motion under scale? You see this uniform scale check Mark Uncheck that. What That means is we can animate the with in the height of the whatever it is the title card separately. So if I do the height, if I go all the way down to zero, it disappears. If I go with is squeezing this Tala card. But it's kind of weird, because you see that it's squeezing this in to the right. And what's actually happening is imagine this whole key for this whole title card. It's squeezing it in. Let me just quickly show you what it means. I wanna show you exactly what that means. I'm duplicating that tattoo card. I'm just going to create a circle something like this. Now, if I go to this title card and squeeze it with the scale with see what's happening, it's squeezing the whole Tyler card so that hopefully that makes more sense. Now when you see this title card, just the lines squeezing in. So what we have to do actually is move this line to the center so that it squeezes in. So let's double click that. Select this line and the just click this horizontal center button, it moves it to the center. Don't worry, we're gonna move it back in the right place later on. But this is for creating that animation. So I'm going to set a key frame for with at 100 move that to the right a little bit and then set the scale to zero. Now you see that it squeezes and it grows from the very center. I'm going to slight both key friends moved to the left. Make sure that we don't lose it. Just move the 1st 1 all the way to the left side and make sure that it's at zero. Yet we're good. You can play through this now. It looks pretty good. Maybe we wanted to be a little bit faster, so move the second key frame in now. We just have to put it in the right place, so I'm going to drag my position over to the left. I'm just clicking and dragging that position to the left. So now it's right in the original spot. Now it grows on, like so we wanted to slowly grow on a little bit more with a little bit more poof, making a little bit more dynamic, so I'm going to right click, select both of them right, click them and say Ease in. So that's going to make it grow on a little bit in a more dynamic way, so it slows down as it gets bigger, and we want to make sure that we go to the final resting spot of the text. As you can see, here I put the line at the wrong position is a little bit too far to the right, so make sure that you go on your timeline till to the spot where the tech stops moving and then moved the position of the lines So it's aligned with the final resting spot of the text. That's pretty dark. Will. I might just nudge this just a little bit more the toe, the line so that it pops on a little bit after the Philemon or text. That's pretty darn cool. That's all created in Adobe Premiere Pro. Hopefully, you were able to create something similar to this. If not hopefully This helped you understand how you can do it and opens up the wide world of creating motion graphics right within Adobe Premiere Pro. Thanks for watching and we'll see you in the next lesson 7. Thank You: thank you so much for enrolling in this module, and I hope you learned what you wanted to learn coming into it. If you're interested in moving forward with Adobe Premiere Pro, please check out the next module in this Siri's by clicking through the link in the course description or just by searching for the next module. Adobe Premiere Pro Masterclass Module number. Whatever module you're looking for on skill share, thanks so much and have a great day.