Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Making text templates for Premiere Pro, part of After Effects: Creating Project Templates.
- In Premiere Pro, I've opened 04_Edit Premiere project which has some lovely Artbeats footage in it already in video track one. And then what I'll do is double click inside the Project panel to plot my Import options. And I'm going to select the 03_Premiere_aep project that's in the Chapter 04 folder. So I'll double click that to open it and it comes up with an Import After Effects Composition dialog. And in there, I'm able to select any compositions which have that option check in the advanced section of the Compositions Settings dialog.
So let's choose 01, the one that we checked and we'll click on OK and that imports the file into the Project panel and that can, of course, drag that over to the sequence and just drop it into place. And there is my After Effects Composition right inside the Premiere Pro. If I scrub through, you can see that animation happening and then it's composted on top of the background. Now if I wanted to change the text in earlier versions of After Effects, I would have to hit Edit Original and open up the composition in After Effects where I could make changes.
The nice thing about this feature is the editor doesn't even have to touch After Effects. To change the content of the text, all you need to do is double click the file here in the Project panel. Note I'm not double clicking it here in the sequence. I'm double clicking it here on the Project panel. And it opens the Effect Controls where I can adjust the text. So let's type in Episode one and the Sub title will be New York Street Crime.
And you'll see that immediately that updates in this main panel here. This is an amazing feature. It's great because it means that changes can be made, mistakes can be corrected, all that kind of stuff in the edit that going back to After Effects. One thing to consider is you may want to then make a template for Episode two. And if you did, well let's just create a sequence for Episode two so I'll go to New item Sequence and we'll call this Episode 2 and click OK.
If I drag this into Episode 2, and we'll say Change sequence settings. You see it has exactly the same text. So if you want to create one for Episode 2, what you need to do is duplicate it here in the Project panel. So I'll right click on that and choose Duplicate and we rename it Episode 2 GPX. And we'll drag that into the Timeline.
And it still says exactly the same at the moment. But if I double click it and go to my Effect Controls, I can change this one to Episode two and we can call it San Francisco Stories. And it shoudl update so we should see that that one update just in a second. If I just press Play and there it's updated with the new text. So that's how you can make Premiere Pro templates where the graphics are locked off from there at the door but the text can be edited.
It's great because it means they can change the content of the text but they can't change the composition of the elements and they can't change the color of the elements that you've spent time choosing.
- Coming up with project ideas
- Planning projects
- Building backgrounds and graphical animated elements
- Formatting text
- Structuring the project with controller layers
- Working with color
- Optimizing projects
- Making templates easy for others to use
- Packaging your template project
- Selling your project