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Using Illustrator files with the Premiere Pro Title tool

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As well as importing Illustrator files directly into a Premiere Pro project, you can also import them into the Premiere Pro title tool. When you do that, you're going to break the link between the original file and the project, so that updates you make won't show in the project directly. And I'll show you what I mean. I'm going to Import, I'm just double-clicking here. And I'm going to import this Runner Logo Adobe Illustrator file, I'm going to open that up. And if I open this up in the source monitor, you can see it's very straightforward.

Using Illustrator files with the Premiere Pro Title tool

As well as importing Illustrator files directly into a Premiere Pro project, you can also import them into the Premiere Pro title tool. When you do that, you're going to break the link between the original file and the project, so that updates you make won't show in the project directly. And I'll show you what I mean. I'm going to Import, I'm just double-clicking here. And I'm going to import this Runner Logo Adobe Illustrator file, I'm going to open that up. And if I open this up in the source monitor, you can see it's very straightforward.

It's just a logo taken from the regular symbols included with Illustrator CS6. And I'm going to put this over in the timeline. Notice that it just sits in the middle of the screen, just as you would expect. If I hover over it, you can see it's 463x434 pixels. If I right-click on this item on the timeline, I can choose Scaled Frame Size. And of course, if you've got that on as a default option in your Preferences in Premiere Pro, this is what you're going to see. Now, it hasn't grown that big. And the reason is that I've got this glow effect applied. And the glow actually reaches a really, really long way. It reaches the edge of the picture here.

It's just very subtle and you can't see it too clearly. I might as well just turn that off for now. What I want to do is make a new title. So, I'm going to click on the little New Item button here at the Button menu in the Project panel. And I'm going to choose Title, and let's just call this, Runner Title, so it's easy to see. Okay, and now, inside the title, of course, I'm seeing this image in the background from the timeline. So, let me move my play head over a little bit. And I'm going to go to the Title menu. I'm going to choose Logo and I'm going to choose Insert Logo. Now, I'm going to browse to that Runner Logo Illustrator file and click Open. Premiere Pro's going to give a rasterized version.

You see it's a Bitmap of this Illustrator file. Now I've got it. I can reposition it. Maybe I can scale it a little bit. Let's have this as the, in fact let me Undo a couple of steps here. I'm going to hold down the Shift key while I scale this, keeping this nice and square. And then maybe, let's give this some text. Maybe let's just say race update, it doesn't really matter. So, now you can see, just closing that panel, I've got a title with the logo in it.

And maybe if I put this on the timeline, you can see the result. But now that image is incorporated into that title, which is stored in the project file in the, well, the Premiere Pro project file itself. So, if I go back into Illustrator and make a change, maybe I'm just going to just turn this image on it's side. And I'm going to save. And so, Ctrl+S, Cmd+S, and then switch back to Premiere Pro. And immediately, you can see the result. The Illustrator file that was imported directly to the project just updates immediately.

I can go to Illustrator and maybe I'll scale this a little bit. And if I toggle back, in fact, let me scale this right down and turn it right upside down. Toggle back, nothing. Toggle back again and save, Ctrl+S, Cmd+S. You get that asterisk in the tab for the file name when you haven't saved. Back to Premiere Pro and it updates. But nothing happens to the title because title now has embedded in it a rasterized copy of that graphic.

So it works absolutely fine, but don't expect that automatic behavior. I just go back, Undo a couple of times, and here we are, we're back to the way we were, and it updates. Personally, well I suppose it depends on the project I'm working on. If you're making a template title that you intend to use lots of time in a project, then I suppose, yeah, it's, it's worth embedding that inside your titles inside Premier Pro. But if you're using Illustrator as your complete Graphics Creation tool, perhaps because you know it really well. Then my advice is to just import directly into the Project panel and you'll get that dynamic update every time you save the file.

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Video Production with Creative Suite 6

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  1. 1m 25s
    1. Welcome
      1m 25s
  2. 14m 1s
    1. Introduction to multi-application post-production
      4m 46s
    2. Dynamic Link vs. round-tripping
      5m 22s
    3. One-way trips and the Edit Original command
      3m 53s
  3. 10m 53s
    1. Improving speech-to-text analysis
      5m 57s
    2. Using breakdown reports
      4m 56s
  4. 13m 16s
    1. Organizing projects with Prelude
      7m 53s
    2. Sharing rough cuts with Premiere Pro
      5m 23s
  5. 21m 10s
    1. Browsing in Bridge
      8m 35s
    2. Batch renaming with Bridge
      7m 26s
    3. Editing metadata with Bridge
      5m 9s
  6. 19m 22s
    1. Preparing images for video in Illustrator
      8m 32s
    2. Using Illustrator files in After Effects
      6m 27s
    3. Using Illustrator files with the Premiere Pro Title tool
      4m 23s
  7. 24m 38s
    1. Preparing images for video in Photoshop
      7m 52s
    2. Working with Photoshop files in After Effects
      10m 11s
    3. Working with Photoshop files in Premiere Pro
      6m 35s
  8. 27m 52s
    1. Creating audio for video with Audition
      11m 45s
    2. Sending work from Premiere Pro to Audition
      6m 32s
    3. Round-tripping a soundtrack from Premiere Pro to Audition and back again
      9m 35s
  9. 31m 19s
    1. Preparing content for Premiere Pro in After Effects
      7m 54s
    2. Preparing content for After Effects in Premiere Pro
      3m 36s
    3. Sending work from Premiere Pro to After Effects
      11m 14s
    4. Sending work from After Effects to Premiere Pro
      8m 35s
  10. 14m 39s
    1. Outputting pregraded shots for the edit from SpeedGrade
      5m 40s
    2. Sending work from Premiere Pro to SpeedGrade
      8m 59s
  11. 7m 31s
    1. Using Dynamic Link to share sequences between Premiere Pro and Encore
      7m 31s
  12. 10m 13s
    1. Sending work from Premiere Pro to the Media Encoder
      7m 12s
    2. Using the Media Encoder to output from After Effects
      3m 1s

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