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Now, there's a lot of situations where you may want to leverage the power of Photoshop to enhance the look of your video. Maybe you don't have a graphics department to build you a fancy lower third or you want to go in and use some of the text functionality of Photoshop. Well, instead of starting in Photoshop and trying to figure out the right parameters and then you need to bring it into Premiere, you can actually start from within Premiere and create a Photoshop title. You'll go up under File > New and say Photoshop File, and this is going to create a Photoshop file that's again the perfect size for your sequence and it's going to ask you to give it a name. Now, I'm going to simply make a Lower Third Bar and I'm saving it in my Chapter 17 folder because that's where I'm saving all my other titles for now. And as you see, we now have Adobe Photoshop has launched, it already brings up our Title safe and Action safe bars so I can make sure things are positioned right, and I'm ready to start editing.
All I want to do is make a simple bar to put the words gluten free pizza over I can simply do that by grabbing the selection tool eyeball to draw a bar that's about the size that I want. I'll go ahead and fill this with a gradient and let's keep the color since its green we'll do it as a red and white background. There's my red, there's my white, just pull the gradient line across, there we go a nice red and white bar. And now maybe to give it little bit of depth, I'm going to go to Layer > Layer style, give it a little bit of bevel and emboss.
Just to make it kind of nice and pretty, give it a little bit of texture, so we'll go to Pattern overlay. Select that, and pick something with a little more texture and a little less bubbles, and just scale it down a little bit. I don't want to lose my red and my white so I'm going to use a little bit of a soft light overlay. Hit Okay, and now I have a lower third bar that I like. All I have to do is go over to photoshop, close it, save it, and you'll see lower third bar.pst right in your project file.
I can grab that, drop that right above the pizza. Make sure it ends at just the right spot and if I need to reposition it or scale it I can do it here by simply selecting it. And I'm going to just slide this over a little bit off screen so its a little more gentle and position it down right outside title safe. Now if title safe if not turned on. You can go over to the fly out menu, and activate it by selecting show safe margins.
There we go, and even make it a little bit lower. Now, we did build the title at the very beginning of this chapter and we learned how to export that. Well, that title now resides in the chapter 17 folder. There it is, gluten free pizza. I'm going to simply import that. It's imported, I can grab it, drag it, put it on top of my lower third, stretch it out to the right length, select it Position it exactly where I want. If it's a little big, I could change it, but I think we're perfect now. I'm going to simply go back, play it, and see how it looks. (MUSIC).
One nice thing about creating a Photoshop document in Premier Pro, is that it works just like any other clip. I could double click and load it into my source editor and use all my Effects controls, or I could right click on it and I have the option to Edit Back in Adobe Photoshop. So here's our original layer, I could go ahead, change the color, change the scale and as soon as I save it, it's going to update in the timeline.
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