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Adding a text animation

From: Up and Running with Premiere Elements 11

Video: Adding a text animation

The style, shape, and movement of your opening titles can do a lot of set your audience's expectations for the rest of your movie. In this session we're going to look at some of the very cool text animations Adobe has included with Premiere Elements, and we'll look at how to use them to create some pretty dazzling animated title effects. We have a title on our timeline now. You can see it on the titles track, on the timeline here and Quick View. If I go to Expert View, it's going to be up on Video track 3. And to launch the title adjustments area, I can do one of two things: either select the title on the timeline and click on the Adjustments button or simply double-click on the title.

Adding a text animation

The style, shape, and movement of your opening titles can do a lot of set your audience's expectations for the rest of your movie. In this session we're going to look at some of the very cool text animations Adobe has included with Premiere Elements, and we'll look at how to use them to create some pretty dazzling animated title effects. We have a title on our timeline now. You can see it on the titles track, on the timeline here and Quick View. If I go to Expert View, it's going to be up on Video track 3. And to launch the title adjustments area, I can do one of two things: either select the title on the timeline and click on the Adjustments button or simply double-click on the title.

We're in the title adjustments area and under the third tab here are animations. These animations come in a variety of categories, which you can look at simply by clicking on the Category button at the top of the panel. And if you want to preview what the animation looks like, just hover your mouse over the animation until you see a play button. Click on the play button and you can watch the animation. You notice that there are two kinds of animations. There are animations for introducing your titles and then there are sort of outro animations for getting your title offscreen.

You can't apply more than one animation at a time, unfortunately. Let's take a look at one of the categories here. I kind of like the Slide category, and I like SlideinByCharacter, which is this one right here. There are three categories of animations here: one that moves your text in all at once, one that move it in a word at a time, and then a third category that moves your text in one character at a time or out one character at a time. In this case, I'm going to slide in my text one character, or one letter, at a time.

To play animation, all I've got to do is simply click on the text box there or have just my mouse cursor in the text box, and then I select my animation and click Apply. That's it; we are done. Let's go back out and take a look at how it plays. Click on the timeline to close the title adjustments area and return to regular editing mode. We'll move the playhead here to before the title. And then just click on the spacebar in order to play my movie. Let's look at how the animation looks.

(video playing) Didn't look too bad. I think it's a little bit fast. In order to slow down your animation or to speed up your information, all you've got to do is resize your title. So if hover, I mouse over the end of the title here until I get that trim indicator, I can click on the title and drag and make it longer. Now my animation will happen more slowly. Reset the playhead by dragging it before the title. And we'll click on the spacebar to play the movie.

(video playing) Much better. To apply a different text animation or to remove your text animation completely, you just go back to your title adjustments area, and you can do that either by double-clicking on the clip on your timeline or simply selecting it on your timeline and clicking on the Adjust button here on the right side of the interface. We're back. If I want to apply a different animation, all I've got to do is select that animation and click Apply.

Now we've applied SlideInByLine. I go back out, I can watch it. Click on the timeline, reset the playhead, and press spacebar. (video playing) Now, removing a text animation is also very simple to do there in the title adjustments panel. Let's just double-click on this clip. We get back to the title adjustments. I select the text block or just make sure my cursor is in there and then click Remove.

It's gone and now we just have a straight generic title. Then we go back out to the timeline by clicking on the timeline. We're back in normal Edit mode and play through. (video playing) And we've again got a stationary title. Text animations are a lot of fun, and Premiere Elements makes creating them very, very easy. You don't want to overdo them of course, but some lively animated titles can be a real attention grabber and add a nice flourish to your movies and videos.

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Up and Running with Premiere Elements 11

35 video lessons · 5097 viewers

Steve Grisetti
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  1. 8m 30s
    1. Welcome
      57s
    2. Understanding the basics of editing
      2m 45s
    3. Getting to know the interface
      3m 47s
    4. Using the exercise files
      1m 1s
  2. 22m 46s
    1. Capturing video from a tape-based camcorder
      4m 8s
    2. Downloading video from a hard drive or a storage-based camcorder
      4m 26s
    3. Importing media already on your computer
      2m 22s
    4. Managing media files with the Organizer
      6m 7s
    5. Organizing media in the Project Assets panel
      5m 43s
  3. 19m 45s
    1. Editing with Quick view vs. editing with Expert view
      5m 42s
    2. Adding, slicing, and trimming clips, and performing ripple edits
      7m 53s
    3. Pretrimming media in the clip monitor
      6m 10s
  4. 23m 2s
    1. Looking at the Action Bar toolkit
      4m 26s
    2. Recording narration
      3m 19s
    3. Creating a motion path with the Pan & Zoom tool
      9m 10s
    4. Speeding up or slowing down video segments with Time Remapping
      6m 7s
  5. 19m 3s
    1. Adjusting color, lighting, and audio
      5m 45s
    2. Adding and customizing a video effect
      7m 25s
    3. Using the Chroma Key and Videomerge effects
      5m 53s
  6. 14m 19s
    1. Adding and customizing an audio effect
      6m 14s
    2. Creating custom music tracks with Quicktracks
      8m 5s
  7. 12m 55s
    1. Creating fade-ins and fade-outs
      5m 36s
    2. Adding and customizing a transition
      7m 19s
  8. 9m 22s
    1. Adding and customizing a title
      4m 58s
    2. Adding a text animation
      4m 24s
  9. 18m 34s
    1. Creating a custom motion path using keyframes
      4m 35s
    2. Keyframing video effects
      6m 43s
    3. Mixing several tracks of audio using keyframes
      7m 16s
  10. 14m 10s
    1. Adding menu markers
      5m 21s
    2. Applying a menu template
      5m 33s
    3. Adding a "special features" video to your DVD or Blu-ray
      3m 16s
  11. 10m 34s
    1. Burning a DVD or a Blu-ray disc
      3m 46s
    2. Uploading video to Facebook or YouTube
      4m 6s
    3. Outputting a movie for viewing on a portable device
      2m 42s
  12. 1m 13s
    1. Next steps
      1m 13s

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