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Install and use Motion Graphics templates

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Learn how to install and use Motion Graphics templates in your Premiere Pro projects.

Motion Graphics templates are a file type (.mogrt) that can be created in After Effects or Premiere Pro.

Motion Graphics templates give Premiere Pro editors the power of After Effects motion graphics, packaged up as templates with easy-to-use controls designed to be customized in Premiere Pro. 

New titles and graphics can also be created with Premiere Pro’s Type and Shape tools, then exported as a Motion Graphics template for future reuse or sharing. For information on creating graphics, see Create titles and motion graphics.

Premiere Pro ships with sample Motion Graphics templates that were created in After Effects and Premiere Pro.

You can also bring in Motion Graphics templates into Premiere Pro from the following locations:

  • Local Templates Folder
  • Creative Cloud Libraries
  • Adobe Stock

Install Motion Graphics templates

You can install a Motion Graphics template (.mogrt file) from your computer into Premiere Pro. When you install Motion Graphics templates, you copy it into Premiere Pro's Local Templates folder so that you can use it in any Premiere Pro project. It is also available in the Essential Graphics panel.

  1. Click the icon at the bottom of the Essential Graphics panel to navigate to a Motion Graphics Template. 

    Install Motion Graphics template
    Install Motion Graphics template

  2. Navigate to a folder where the Motion Graphics template is saved, and click Open.

    The template gets copied to Premiere Pro's Local Templates Folder and is available in the Essential Graphics panel.


    If a Motion Graphics template with the same name already exists, a dialog box appears prompting to either overwrite or cancel install of the Motion Graphics template.

    If you try to install a Motion Graphics template that is incompatible with the version of your project, Premiere Pro notifies you that the template is incompatible. A Motion graphics template is incompatible if it is created with a later version of After Effects.

  3. You can also install multiple Motion Graphics templates at once by dragging them from the Finder or the Explorer Window into the Browse tab of the Essential Graphics panel.

    Install Motion Graphics templates by dragging them to the Essential Graphics panel
    Install Motion Graphics templates by dragging them to the Essential Graphics panel


    Any Motion Graphics template that is stored in your Creative Cloud Libraries does not need to be installed, it is available automatically to use in Premiere Pro. 

Motion Graphics templates directories

The default location for Motion Graphics templates is:

  • macOS: username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common/Motion Graphics Templates/
  • Windows: root://Users/username/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/Common/Motion Graphics Templates/

The Library directory on macOS and AppData directory on Windows are hidden directories. To view these files, unhide them on your system.

Organize Motion Graphics templates

Create a library

You can create libraries to organize your assets. The libraries that you create are displayed in the Libraries panel in Premiere Pro. 

To create a library, do the following:

  1. If the Libraries panel is not available, select Windows > Libraries. The Libraries panel is opened.

  2. Click the hamburger icon next to Libraries, select Create New Library from the pop-up list.

  3. A text box appears. Type in the new Library name and click Create.

A new Library has been created.

Add graphic to library

You can add an essential graphic to a library. To upload a graphic to your library, do the following:

  1. Right-click the graphic from the Essential Graphics Panel.

  2. From the pop-up list, select Copy to Library and select the Library.

The graphic has been moved to the Library.

Browse and manage Motion Graphics templates

You can browse Motion Graphics templates in the Essential Graphics panel. You can also see all the Motion Graphics templates you have stored locally, in Creative Cloud Libraries, and available from Adobe Stock. 

Browse and manage Motion Graphics templates in the Essential Graphics panel (2 mins)

In My Templates view, you can do the following:

  • Enter a keyword in the search bar to quickly find exactly what you are looking for. Use the checkboxes as filters to view templates available locally, or across your Libraries.
  • Use hover scrub to preview animations for templates that include video thumbnails.
  • Sort Motion Graphics template by Recently Used or by Title.
  • Favorite a Motion Graphics template by clicking its star icon. Then use the Favorites filter near the search bar to quickly view all your favorites at once. 
  • Use the Info View to rename and add tags to your Motion Graphics templates for quick organization and searching. 

You can also use the Libraries panel to bring in Motion Graphics templates from Adobe Stock or Creative Cloud Libraries into Premiere Pro. 

Browse Multiple Libraries

You can browse templates from a single library or several libraries at the same time.

Browse multiple libraries
Browse multiple libraries

  • Selecting "All" displays all library results.
  • Switching to a single library shows templates from that library only.
  • You can choose several libraries at the same time. Choosing "All" undoes all the selections.

Manage Extra Folders

You can access custom folders that have been added as a path in Premiere Pro, or you can add new local paths. If there is no custom folder, you can only see the Local Templates Folder check box.

Manage extra folders
Manage extra folders

If you have added a custom folder as a path in Premiere Pro, you can find it in the Local drop-down list. To add new custom folders as paths, do the following:

  1. To add more paths, click the hamburger icon next to the Essential Graphics Panel.

  2. Select Manage Additional Folders… from the pop-up list. The Manage Additional Folders dialog box opens.

  3. To add a folder, click Add. The file explorer opens, select a file and click Select Folder. The folder is added to the Manage Additional Folders dialog box.

  4. To remove a folder, select the folder and click Remove.

  5. Once you have added folders, click OK.

Use Motion Graphics templates from Adobe Stock

Adobe Stock has thousands of professionally designed titles, lower thirds, transitions, and graphics to be used in Premiere Pro. To find and customize exactly the graphic you need, without switching  workspaces, browse Adobe Stock from the Essential Graphics panel.

You can find Motion Graphics templates in Adobe Stock from within Premiere Pro using the Essential Graphics panel or the Libraries panel.

Search Adobe Stock for Motion Graphics templates using the Essential Graphics panel

To search Adobe Stock for Motion Graphics templates using the Essential Graphics panel:

  1. In the Browse tab of the Essential Graphics panel, select Adobe Stock.

    Easily search for Motion Graphics templates
    Easily search for Motion Graphics templates

  2. Enter your search term and press Enter.

    Premiere Pro displays results from Stocks in the form of pages. The number of pages depends upon the number of total results and how many items can fit on the browser panel at given thumbnail slider size. If you resize the thumbnail slider or resize the view, the number of pages change depending on the new size.

    To navigate the Stock results, you can: 

    • Move to the next or previous page using the previous and next arrows.
    • Directly go to a particular page using the text edit field.
    Stock Motion Graphics templates displayed in the Essential Graphics panel
    Stock Motion Graphics templates displayed in the Essential Graphics panel

  3. License the Motion Graphics template by dragging it to your sequence, or use the License and Download icon.

  4. To learn more about a Motion Graphics template or to preview its animation, click the "i" icon beneath its thumbnail.

    You can also license the Motion Graphics template to your Local Templates folder using the License or Download icon from this view.

Add Motion Graphic templates to a Sequence

  1. To add a Motion Graphics template to your sequence, open Essential Graphics panel and click the Browse tab.

  2. Select the template that you want to use and drag it into a video track in your sequence.

  3. When you add a template to a sequence, Premiere Pro shows the media as offline until the template completes loading. If the templates that you added require fonts that have not been installed, you can resolve the fonts that are missing.

  4. After adding a template to your sequence, you can customize it in the Edit tab of the Essential Graphics panel to modify its appearance.

Customize your Motion Graphics template

To customize a template, select the template in your sequence. To change the template properties as desired, select Essential Graphics panel > Edit.

Depending on the type of Motion Graphics template, you can:

  • Choose color, source text, animation options from a range of choices provided to you by the template author.
  • Edit properties such as fonts, font size, faux styles, and much more
  • If the After Effects author has created templates with:
    • Groups of controls: You can open and close your groups, and use the properties within the group.
    • Controls for CSV (comma-separated value) and TSV (tab-separated value) spreadsheet data: You can change the data to the values you want.
    • Replaceable media: You can replace images or videos with your own media.
A Motion Graphics template created using After Effects and customized in Premiere Pro
A Motion Graphics template created using After Effects with further customization options in Premiere Pro

The template properties get updated as you change the controls.

To change the duration of a Motion Graphics template, select the template in the timeline, and adjust the red arrows at the sides to increase or decrease its playing time.


Motion Graphics templates from After Effects that have been used and customized in a Premiere Pro sequence can be replaced with an updated version of the template. Hold Alt/Option while you click drag-and-drop the updated template onto the existing one in your sequence. 

You can choose to have the template updated everywhere it was used in the project or limit the change to one instance. Where possible, your customizations are preserved.

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