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Meet Adobe Premiere Pro, and learn the skills necessary to professionally edit video. Abba Shapiro first introduces a "fast track" approach to Premiere that shows the entire import to output process in eight quick steps—ideal as an overview for new editors and a preview of the new features in CC that experienced users will want to see right off the bat. Then transition to the expanded workflow that begins with importing media, creating a basic rough edit, and then refining the cut with music and sound effects, transitions, visual effects, and titles. The course also includes information on exporting and archiving projects, as well as advice for becoming more efficient in Premiere with actions, keyboard shortcuts, and other workflow enhancing tricks.
Creating titles is very easy in Premiere Pro. The first thing you need to do is position your playhead on top of the clip where you want to put the title, and then you can go up to the Title > New Title > Default Still, and get a sense of the interface and how to quickly make a title. Now you have all the tools you would expect, and a topography tool. You can modify how big the letter is the colors, where they're located, and you have a toolbar here. And most of the time, you'll select either your Selection tool, which is the same keyboard shortcut that you use within the application or the Text tool. Let's go ahead and type our title onto our screen.
We're going to call this gluten free pizza. Now as you see by default its white letters and they're not that pretty, so let's go ahead and make some changes. I do want to point out that if I highlight just a specific letter or a specific group of letters, I can modify all the parameters, size, color, drop shadow, on a letter by letter basis. But we're going to work with all these letters as a group. So, I'm going to go back and switch over to the Selection tool. Now I can actually grab my text and position it exactly where I want it to be.
If I wanted to make sure that it's perfectly centered I do have a centering option over on to the left side. Now, let me make this bigger. I can do that by grabbing the corner or simply going over to text size, and either strolling to make it bigger or typing in a number. Now I need to reposition that again, and I think we'll put it in about the lower third area. Now to make the letters more visible, we're going to change it from white to a different color. And you can do that very easily with this dropdown menu for Fill Type, and there's a variety of ones you can create. You can just have a solid letter.
I'm going to ramp it up a little bit and use a linear gradient. If I choose a linear gradient, it's now white on white, but what I really want is something Italian looking. So I'm going to do red over green. So I simply can double-click on that. I'll get a dialog box that allows me to pick a color. Green, a nice dark green. I'll say OK. And now that I have green on top, I want to put a nice deep red on the bottom. We'll go over here, pick a nice almost burgundy red, hit OK. And now I have a title that has a little bit more pizazz, if that's what my client wants.
Now, I want this to stand out even a little bit more. And I can scroll down and in addition to all the choices I have up top, I can add thing such as inner and outer strokes. These are like a line on the outside edge of the letter. And this is nice if things start blending in, so a simple stroke gives me an outline. It allows my text to pop a little bit and, what I think I want for the edge, instead of just a plain line, I'm going to use depth. And it makes my letters look a little bit more three dimensional, and I could even increase that if I wanted to, and change the angle of where that's coming out.
And I think right there. Works for me. Now, that I'm done with Gluten Free Pizza, I'm ready to put it into my timeline. Now, I don't want you to panic that this title has the pizza shot in it. It's just there for reference. I can actually turn it on and off because it's over a transparent background. I'm going to simply close the Title tool. And the title will appear in my project file. Now, it's a good thing to name your title so you can quickly find it. So I'll name it. And now, to use this title all I have to do is drag it, position it on top of the image I want to have it.
If I wanted to it could even go over on top of my other video. There you can see it. And I'll pull it back so it ends at the same time. One great thing about the titling tool is if you make a mistake or you need to change something, all you have to do is double-click, load it back in the viewer. I'm going to go ahead select the text. I don't think that green works. We'll make it just go back to a nice solid color. Make it a much lighter green. We'll hit OK, and you can kind of see off to the right it's already been updated in my timeline.
Let me go ahead and close this. And you can see how easy it is to create titles in Premiere Pro.
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