If you are creating a lower third for Adobe Premiere Pro, a great place to make it is inside of Adobe Photoshop. Here, you can take advantage of the styles panel and text tools so you can create a title graphic that best matches your project. In this movie, author Luisa Winters demonstrates how to create a title in Adobe Photoshop.
- [Voiceover] Go ahead and Photoshop and create a new title. From this drop down menu, choose Film and Video, and choose HDTV 1080P, that's going to give you 1920 x 1080, of a solution of 72, and we're going to change the background to transparent. You can name it here, anything you want. I'll name it "Photoshop Title 01", and click OK. And here is our title.
Let's go ahead and create a lower third bar. So, we're going to grab the rectangle tool, and then draw a bar on the lower third of the screen, let me zoom out a little bit, somewhere around here, so that we can type some text on top of that. Right now, the bar is black, but it doesn't have to be. We can simply select it with a move tool, so we see that we only have one layer, and it's all ready selected, and we can apply a style to it.
You're going to see the styles panel right here, if you don't, got to Window, Styles. And if the rectangle is selected, all you have to do is click on any of these styles, and the rectangle is going to change appearance. Now, these are not the only styles that come with Photoshop. You can click on the style panel menu, and you can choose any of these other ones.
I'm going to choose Glass Buttons. I will append to the end, and now we have several new styles. We can use any of these. Now, I'm going to leave it at this blue style. And now, I can add text. To add the text, all I have to do is click on the type tool, and type something, I'll just type, "This is a Photoshop lower third".
I can now double click the T, here in the layers panel, and all of the characters will be selected. I can change the font size, and the font color. I'll make it white. I can also change the font, I'll change it to an aerial. Maybe an aerial regular. And now, I can change back to the move tool, and I can move my title on top of the bar.
All I have to do now, is save the file. File, save, it's going to ask me where to save it, I'm gonna go to the exercise files, and I'm going to open the Photoshop lower thirds folder, and I'll save it in there. All I have to do now, is click on save, click OK, and I have my title. Let's go into Premier Pro, and import this title. In Premier Pro, open the sequence named "5.2 Creating your title".
And now, let's go ahead and import that Photoshop title. File, Import, and choose the Photoshop folder, called Photoshop Layer Thirds, and choose the one and only document you have in there. We are going to merge all of the layers, and click OK. And now, I can place it in the timeline, and there you have it.
If I wanna edit this, all I have to do is select it, and go Edit, Edit Original, it opens the original one in Photoshop, and I can change anything about it. So, I'm going to select a rectangle and change the style, maybe to a green, I can now save it, go back into Premier Pro, and the change should be 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