Explore the title creation tools in Adobe Premiere Pro to add some visual flair to your opening title sequence.


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Starting in the Graphics workspace, select the Type tool and click into the placeholder text in the Program Monitor to type your title. Click the Horizontal Center button in the Align and Transform tools to automatically center your title.


With the Selection tool active, click the gray rectangle and drag its left side so it spans the screen. If you don’t like how it obscures your title, drag its layer down in the Essential Graphics panel. Right-click a line’s layer and select Duplicate to add more lines. It’s a good habit to rename each new layer by right-clicking it and choosing Rename. Reposition each new element by changing its Position or Rotation setting. Adjust the item’s Opacity slider to add a see-through effect.


Zoom out in the Program Monitor. Position the playhead where you want the animation to end. Adjust the position, opacity, scale, and so on of every element so that it’s exactly where you want it. For every property you adjust, click the property’s icon to create a keyframe at that value. 


Now move to the beginning of the Timeline panel. Readjust the position, opacity, scale, and so on of every element so that it’s exactly where you want it. 


To add a mask, draw a shape in the Program Monitor using the Pen, Rectangle, or Ellipse tool. The new shape will appear above the other layers. Select the Mask with Shape option so that the title design appears only inside the shape. (Select Invert if you want it to appear only outside the shape.) 


Play the sequence and see how the elements move within the mask to complete your opening title design over the background video. Try animating the mask’s properties or moving the mask layer down in the panel so that it masks some layers but not all.


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