This video helps you learn how to add native titles.
- [Instructor] In this movie we're going to add a title, using Essential Graphics, which came along in Premiere CC 2017 and is a very, very designer-friendly way to get titles onto your video. I really don't like that term most of the time, but hee it's kind of handy, because if you haven't got time to go and work in After Effects or you've got no one around who can do that and you're still getting to grips with it, it does give you something that will get you a result straight away, and I think it's a fantastic way to work.
So I'm going to switch to the graphs workspace. I've got a timeline here with a short piece of video on it, as I've used throughout this chapter. And I've got my Essential Graphics focused here. Now, if you've got people adding things to libraries, you can use that as well, and just nominate a library and then go into it. But here with my Essential Graphics, I'm going to choose something from the panel. So, I'm going to use this drop-down here and go to titles, you can see they're all categorized into different things, so I've got some calls to action just there, and so on, and different funky After Effects things.
I'm just going to go to titles and then find something that I like the look of. So, kind of think this one just here, between these two lines, very, very nice. I think I like that, so I'm going to drag that in and drop it where I'd like it to be on the footage. So I've gone into a video track above my video here. And that's now loading that MGT, and it's telling me that I've a font in there that I don't have installed. So I'm going to enable that and get it to sync.
It does say that it might take a moment or two to do that. Generally, these things are pretty quick. In fact, there you go. Couldn't get much quicker than that, really. Right on cue, and this is completely live so I'll get rid of that, and also turn off my notifications. Note to self. So I'm going to drag across here, and you can see, there's the title popping up like so. Okay? This one has a small amount of animation where it comes up from that line, and then drops back down presumably. There you go, it just vanishes.
But that's neither here nor there. Okay, so I've got that one, and what I'm going to do is edit it. So that's where the effect controls panel comes in, and if I target the clip, you'll see that springs to life and I've got lots of different things I can change here if I want to. I however, just want to be able to change the text. So I'm going to get my type tool, and then just come and double-click on presents, and I'll put my caps lock on here, and I'm going to do Hitchin just there, like so.
Switch back to my selection tool, and that's it. Now it's titled, it will pop up and say Hitchin. That's so nice and easy that I'm going to remove that one and I'm going to choose another one. Here, let's go to, uh, maybe this one with all the bubbles on it. Really inappropriate for what we're using here, but I'll do it anyway. Just for fun, so that you get to see another one in use. And again, I've got some typefaces there, or some fonts that's I've not got, so I'm going to get those bought in, and we'll allow time for that.
There won't be a notification this time, because I've just silenced my notifications. Let's just have a look anyway. Yeah, so it's still doing it. That's fine. It will catch up with us. That's just great. I'm going to click on that and in effects controls, you can see this one has a whole bunch of different things that I can edit. All of those different shapes, I can edit all of those if I want to. Okay, so I can just come in there, and twirl that open, and then I can change things in here, so you can see I can change the opacity for that, I can change, this is using a mask just here.
Slightly more advanced topic, for hopefully, the follow-up to this title. Fingers crossed. So, you can see there, lots and lots of things I can edit. And in fact, in the edit space, on the right hand side here, I can actually go through those in a slightly different way. So if, for example, I wanted to change the color here, I could come along and do that. I'll change this one to something that's a bit more purpley. Right, suddenly you can see that one's just changed.
Okay, so, I could come along and do that, and change all of these things out. or make them all different colors if I wanted to and that might be a little bit more interesting. Can find out which one they are as well, but turning them on and off, turn their visibility on and off to see which one it is. I'm after that thudding great big one in the middle there. And I'm not going to find it, am I? Especially seeing as I've just randomized my search pattern by just clicking basically anywhere. And, again, I can go to my title here.
So, I'm just going to select my text tool, and just change this one. So, again, this is will be Hitchin. Okay, and I'll go to my episode name, and I'll select that one, and we'll select all of that text there and I'll do, the queen's, whoops, putting my apostrophes in the wrong place in my excitement. The queen's favorite. And I'll spell it our way.
There we go. So, now I've got that title, just going to hover over there, hit my accent graph key like so, and you'll see if I drag through, this pops up, so let's hit the space bar. Oh, I'll have to drop the resolution of that. So one of the things I can do here is drop the this down. Actually, it's at a quarter res, so it's just struggling to render that just at the moment for the playback. It probably needs to make at least one pass over it before I come back and try it again.
So let's just wind that back to about there. Let's just come out of that, so it's got less to actually do. We'll change that so it fits the video in there. Target that and fit it. Mmm, weirdness, that happens sometimes. There we are. Right, okay, now we're good. Hit the space bar, and it's just trying to render that, but that's good enough for now. Perfect. In the next movie, we're going to take a look at how we render out output.
- Basic terminology
- Importing files from Photoshop and Illustrator into After Effects
- Creating a lower third in After Effects
- Creating a new project in Adobe Premiere
- Working with sound and Audition
- Multitrack editing
- Remixing time
- Navigating the Adobe Audition interface
- Adobe Media Encoder
- Making a short social movie