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Creating titles

From: Premiere Pro CS5 Essential Training

Video: Creating titles

In this chapter, we're going to look at Premiere's Title Creation tool, which as we'll see, as we go throughout this chapter, can be used for a variety of things. Now to create a title, I'm going to go down to the bottom of the Project panel, the same way we create a new sequence or a new Black Video. I'm going to create a new Title. I'm going to title this Ron's Credit. And I'm going to go ahead and hit Enter, and that opens up what is called the Titler. Now, if you have a current sequence, it will show you the frame, the background video of that particular frame, as long as this button is depressed.

Creating titles

In this chapter, we're going to look at Premiere's Title Creation tool, which as we'll see, as we go throughout this chapter, can be used for a variety of things. Now to create a title, I'm going to go down to the bottom of the Project panel, the same way we create a new sequence or a new Black Video. I'm going to create a new Title. I'm going to title this Ron's Credit. And I'm going to go ahead and hit Enter, and that opens up what is called the Titler. Now, if you have a current sequence, it will show you the frame, the background video of that particular frame, as long as this button is depressed.

If you click it to deselect it, then you can just get a blank slate. But we're actually creating a title for this guy. So I'm going to go ahead and click that back on. I'm going to go ahead and click this button, which is the Type tool. And this is what you'll be using most of the time when you open up the Titler. So I'm going to click this. And I'm going to click and drag a text box that our text will exist in. I'm just going to go ahead and type Ron and then hit Enter or Return to go to the next line. And I'm going to type Tour Guide. Now, it's not showing up because this is referred to as overset text.

It's text that doesn't fit inside of the box that we've made because it's a little bit too big. I'm going to go ahead and select the Selection tool, which will allow me to go in here and resize this box temporarily. And then, I can double-click inside of it to get a cursor again. And I'm going to click and drag to select all of our text. And then we can go over here to the right-hand side at the Title Properties panel and click and drag the Font Size to the left to reduce it until we're getting something about the size of what we're looking for here. Then I can go back to the Selection tool to again the resize this box, because I do want things to fit inside of this little area here.

Now ideally, I would like Ron's name to be bigger, and I would like his title to be a little bit smaller. So what I'm going to do is let's start by changing the justification. I'm going to click the Center button to center this. Now, I'm going to double- click in this text again. Click and drag to highlight Tour Guide. And then, we'll bring this down a little bit. Bring it down in size. I don't have an exact number for you. Just depending on the font you're using, just change the size until it looks right to you. I'm going to click and drag to select Ron. I'm going to make this a little bit bigger until Ron takes up about the same size as Tour Guide.

And actually, I might go back to Tour Guide and make that a little bit smaller. There we go. Now, I want to change the font of the whole thing. So I'm going to click and drag from the beginning of the R before Ron to the end of Tour Guide and then we could go to the Font Family drop-down in the Properties area and we could change the font here. Actually, I want to scroll up here through my fonts. And of course, we'll have different fonts on our different systems here. I'm going to look for a font that looks a little bit more regal. I'm actually going to use Adobe Caslon Pro Here.

But again, you could use whatever font you prefer. And now, after the change in font, we might want to go back and tweak our sizes adjust this a little bit more, so things match up a little bit better. And actually, what I want to do is make this look even more classy by making these small caps. In other words, I am going to take the letters that I've capitalized: R, T and G, and keep them capitals. But I want to capitalize the other letters as well. But I want them to be smaller capital letters. So I'm going to select all these letters. And then I'm going to check this Small Caps check box.

So again, it's made every letter capitalized, but it's made the ones that I've capitalized myself bigger than the other letters, so I can get a better view of what I've done with my text here by clicking the Selection Arrow tool and then clicking away from my text just to get a feel again of what this is going to look like. It's good, but I'm thinking Tour Guide is a little bit too thin. It's not showing up quite enough. So what I could do is click my text again. And then scroll down here in the Title Properties panel on the right-hand side, and I'm going to add a shadow here by checking the Shadow check box, which adds a little bit of a shadow behind it.

We could adjust the Opacity. We might want it to be a little bit more opaque. We could adjust the Angle where the light source is coming from. We can also adjust the Distance to the original text. I kind of like it just kind of medium as the default was, about 10 there. And we can increase the Size of the shadow and the Spread of the shadow. I think the defaults are working pretty good for me though. And I'm just going to leave it like that. And what we could do once we're done is go ahead and click the little x here in the upper left-hand corner to close the Titler.

And then, we have a completed title, but it's still on our Project panel. So what we need to do now is drag it to the video track 2. And because this is just a still video clip essentially, we can go ahead and drag this as if it were in image and make that the duration of our project here, our video clip, beneath it. And then now we have this cool Ron the Tour Guide title next to his name. And that's how you create a basic title in Premiere Pro. But as we see, as we go throughout this chapter, there's a lot more you can do with that little Titler area.

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  1. 4m 1s
    1. Welcome
      55s
    2. What is Premiere Pro CS5?
      1m 41s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 25s
  2. 16m 44s
    1. The Premiere Pro workflow
      2m 21s
    2. Adding footage to the Timeline
      2m 19s
    3. Understanding timecode
      3m 3s
    4. Making basic edits
      5m 15s
    5. Getting familiar with the interface
      3m 46s
  3. 21m 59s
    1. Setting up a new project
      3m 48s
    2. Creating a new sequence
      5m 30s
    3. Capturing and ingesting footage
      2m 51s
    4. Importing files
      5m 23s
    5. Sorting and organizing clips
      4m 27s
  4. 33m 19s
    1. Making a rough cut
      4m 0s
    2. Making preliminary edits
      4m 55s
    3. Creating overlay and insert edits
      4m 16s
    4. Using video layers to add B-roll
      3m 47s
    5. Using ripple edits and ripple delete
      3m 1s
    6. Performing slip edits
      2m 54s
    7. Using the Razor tool
      3m 51s
    8. Moving edit points
      3m 47s
    9. Navigating efficiently in the Timeline
      2m 48s
  5. 28m 45s
    1. The job of an editor
      2m 59s
    2. When to cut
      5m 54s
    3. Avoiding bad edits
      6m 31s
    4. The pacing of edits
      3m 47s
    5. Using establishing shots
      2m 44s
    6. Using emotional cutaways
      2m 1s
    7. Fixing problems with cutaways
      2m 48s
    8. Matching action
      2m 1s
  6. 21m 38s
    1. Using markers
      3m 31s
    2. Replacing clips
      2m 36s
    3. Exporting a still frame
      1m 51s
    4. Creating alternate cuts
      1m 25s
    5. Rearranging clips in the Timeline
      2m 15s
    6. Targeting tracks
      2m 32s
    7. Disconnecting audio and video
      5m 0s
    8. Reconnecting offline media
      2m 28s
  7. 9m 46s
    1. Adjusting the rubber band
      3m 13s
    2. Adjusting clip position
      1m 21s
    3. Moving the anchor point
      2m 50s
    4. Adjusting clip size and rotation
      2m 22s
  8. 8m 15s
    1. Changing the speed of a clip
      1m 58s
    2. Using the Rate Stretch tool
      1m 57s
    3. Playing a clip backward
      4m 20s
  9. 10m 26s
    1. Understanding pixel aspect ratio
      5m 15s
    2. Understanding frame rates
      2m 15s
    3. About HD standards
      2m 56s
  10. 10m 32s
    1. Using layered Photoshop files
      2m 31s
    2. Animating clip position
      3m 33s
    3. Fading layers in and out
      4m 28s
  11. 12m 40s
    1. Applying transitions
      6m 2s
    2. Using transitions effectively
      4m 41s
    3. Setting up the default transition
      1m 57s
  12. 38m 31s
    1. The importance of ambient audio
      6m 35s
    2. Cutting video to music
      7m 38s
    3. Changing audio volume over time
      9m 55s
    4. Fixing audio problems
      9m 57s
    5. Censoring audio
      4m 26s
  13. 16m 25s
    1. Creating censored video
      5m 22s
    2. Creating a lens flare
      2m 20s
    3. Creating a logo bug
      3m 27s
    4. Creating background textures
      5m 16s
  14. 13m 23s
    1. Intro to compositing
      1m 11s
    2. Removing a green screen background
      9m 14s
    3. Compositing with blend modes
      2m 58s
  15. 22m 37s
    1. Adjusting white balance
      2m 24s
    2. Increasing contrast
      3m 5s
    3. Adjusting luminance
      4m 30s
    4. Creating cinematic color
      5m 21s
    5. Creating a vignette
      3m 12s
    6. Creating a day-for-night shot
      4m 5s
  16. 16m 5s
    1. Creating titles
      4m 55s
    2. Creating a lower third
      9m 12s
    3. Animating rolling credits
      1m 58s
  17. 14m 13s
    1. Exporting sequences from Premiere
      3m 57s
    2. Exporting with the Adobe Media Encoder
      2m 13s
    3. The most common formats and codecs
      4m 42s
    4. Exporting portions of a sequence
      1m 54s
    5. Rendering letterboxed footage
      1m 27s
  18. 6m 46s
    1. Examining the other apps that come with Premiere
      4m 25s
    2. Working with Final Cut Pro
      2m 21s
  19. 20s
    1. Goodbye
      20s

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