Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Dynamic Link with text for Premiere Pro and After Effects, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Working with Type (2014).
- The relationship between After Effects and Premiere Pro is very smooth thanks to Dynamic Link. And you'll find a complete course available here on lynda.com to explore this workflow fully. I just want to give you a quick taste. When you're inside Premiere Pro, you could choose File>Adobe Dynamic Link>New After Effects Comp. It'll recognize the dimensions and the frame rate. When you click Ok, when you switch over to After Effects, it just asks you to name a project. Now, I'll usually put this in the same folder, and now the project came across.
You could take advantage of any of the text presets, or build anything that you've already learned how to use. For example, let's add a 3D title. Animation presets>Text>3D text, and let's just do this simple cascade along the z-axis. Now, I'll click and add some text first. Make that a little smaller.
Let's adjust the letting. And mix the point size up just a little bit. Remember, use whichever fonts that you have available on your system that you like. That looks good to me. Let's select that and go with white. Now, I can apply a preset with a simple drag.
And you see it does the animation. Now, this is pretty cool. If I save that and switch back to Premiere Pro, there it is. And if I drag that in as an element, it comes in as a live title. Nice and simple. If I want to make a change, just highlight it and press ctrl-e, it jumps you back to After Effects. And this case we could deal with a title change.
Press save. Do a RAM preview for good measure, and when you switch back to Premiere Pro, it updates. And you see that easy hand-off as it moves back and forth between the two programs. Whether you update it in After Effects first, or jump over from Premiere Pro, this dynamically linked comp is going to update automatically.
- Designing lower thirds in Photoshop
- Creating alpha channels in Photoshop
- Designing 3D type in Photoshop
- Distressing text
- Creating a watermark
- Animating text with After Effects
- Using and customizing animation presets
- Extruding 3D text in After Effects
- Creating titles in Premiere Pro
- Adding a logo to a lower third
- Linking text