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Create a title in Premiere Pro

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To add titles you need to have a sequence open on the timeline in Premiere Pro. Move the playhead to the frame where you want to add the title. Select the Text tool to begin.

How to quickly add titles to your video

Select the Type tool.

Type your text and notice that a Title item appears in the timeline above the clip.

Right-click the title in the Program Monitor and select Edit Properties from the context menu to open the Essential Graphics panel where you can customize your title with fonts, colors, and styling options. Alternatively, you can double-click the track item on the timeline.

Use the Selection Tool to move or resize text and shape layers directly in the Program Monitor.

You can also

  • Drag to extend or shorten the Title item on the Timeline (the default duration is 5 seconds).
  • Select shape tools to add graphical elements.
  • Copy and paste your title onto other parts of the Timeline and edit the text in each instance.

Tutorials for creating titles

Here are some other options for learning how to create titles.

Watch this video

Watch our expert create a title and edit its properties using the Essential Graphics panel, and the timeline.

Viewing time: 1 min 20 seconds

Try the in-app tutorial

Use pre-designed templates to create a title. Open a project in Premiere Pro (15.4 or later) and get started!

Adding titles in-app tutorial

Text design ideas

Create cool text effects by playing around with the appearance of your text. Try adding multiple strokeschanging stroke styles, or applying text gradients.


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