Sometimes, you will have titles from Adobe After Effects that you need to change text of. How do you change the text of a title without change other instances of the graphic in your project? Author Luisa Winters demonstrates how to create a graphic in Adobe After Effects that gives you the ability to edit the text in Adobe Premiere Pro.
- Sometimes we have titles from After Effects and we need to change just the text. Maybe we have an animated lower third, and now we need to change the name to a different name without deleting the first instance of the title. So we need two titles that are identical, except for the test. Now, how would we accomplish that without duplicating the composition in After Effects, and then reimporting into Premiere Pro? Well, let's go through it. In After Effects, open the project that we had opened before, in this case 02.AEP.
Now, let's go back to title 01, which was this text on a path. So maybe I want to use this text on a path, but I want the ability to change the actual text inside of Premiere Pro. So now I'll go to Composition, Composition Settings, and it opens this panel. Now I'll click on the Advanced tab, and all I'm going to do is check this little check box here. Template unlock text layers, editable in Premiere Pro.
Now I can click OK, and Save the project. Back in Premiere Pro, I'm going to import this project. Control I on Windows, or Command I on Mac will let you import assets. I'll choose the project named 02, and click on open. Now I'll choose title 01. Notice that title 02 is no longer available. The reason for that is because it is already in our Premiere Pro project.
Go ahead and click OK. Now open the sequence called 3.6 Text Template in Premiere Pro, and drag the title named 01 to Track 2. And there it is. So the first thing that I want to do is change the color of the font. For that I'm going to go back to After Effects, select the text, make it white, and now save the project.
Very, very easy. Back in Premiere, the change is immediate. The next thing is that I don't want it to say Adobe After Effects, I want it to say something else. So with the title selected, I'll go to the Effect Controls panel, and I can now go to the master title 0102.AEP, and this text is fully editable.
And the change is immediate. You can see that now the text says, This text is editable. But the one in After Effects says Adobe After Effects. I can go back into Premiere, and I can duplicate this title. So ALT drag, Option drag on the Mac, and with this one selected now, I can type something else.
The change is immediate, and now I have two different titles that say two different things, and they both refer to the After Effects one. I'm going to go ahead and change something about this text in After Effects. I'm going to change the color. I will make it this time yellow. Click OK, Save, go back into Premiere, and the change is immediate.
- Generating graphic backgrounds
- Using Premiere's Titler
- Creating title templates and styles
- Creating titles with After Effects
- Using Photoshop for multilayer titles
- Creating lower thirds in InDesign
- Creating vector graphics for titles in Illustrator