Join Luisa Winters for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Premiere Pro Guru: Optimizing Titles.
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- If you are a subscriber, you have access to the exercise files that I used in this title. Please, go ahead and download these files, and after you do so, if needed, unzip them. You will have, then, a folder named, Premier Pro Guru Titles. You can put this folder wherever you need to in your system, but I will place mine on the desktop. If you open the folder, you will notice that, in there, we have a Premier Pro Project file, and then there are folders that contain assets. You will user this Premier Pro Project and these files throughout this title.
The Premier Pro Project references this media. Please keep in mind that these files are not original media. These files are highly compressed so that your download times are short. If you get a warning message stating that the project was saved using Mercury Playback GPU Acceleration, all you have to do is click OK. In my system, I am using a qualified video card for GPU Acceleration, so I do not get the message. You can always configure your Mercury Playback Engine settings in your project settings.
After that, your project should look a lot like mine. Let's go ahead and take a look at the project panel. For this, I'm going to place my mouse cursor on top of the panel, and I'm going to press the grave key. This, of course, maximizes the panel. In here, you will see three bins. One for video, one for sequences, and one for graphics. If we expand the graphics one, you will see the titles that we are using in this course. If you expand the sequences, you're going to see that they are divided in chapters.
You can expand Chapter 1, and you will see one called 1.5 Using Background from Video. What this means is that this sequence belongs to chapter one, movie five. To open a sequence, all you have to do is double-click it. Let's go ahead and double-click this one. Please keep in mind that your sequences may look different than mine. The interface may look also different. This is because I had to record these movies at a specific resolution, and your screen resolution might not match the one that I had to use.
Of course, if you are not a subscriber, you can still follow along using your own media. Okay, let's get started.
- 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