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One of the great strengths of the Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium 6 is the seamless integration between the various applications. Even so, the best-practice approach to sharing media and creative work between applications remains mysterious to many users. In this course filmmaker and author Maxim Jago breaks everything down into simple, clear steps, offering guidance on project and file management and examples that demonstrate the best use of the technology. If you use Adobe Creative Suite CS6 for video post-production, this course can make your work faster, easier, and more efficient.
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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