You have two categories of titles available to you that you can include in your movies. You can choose from Classic Titles and Motion Titles. With Classic Titles you can select and add individual components as per your requirements. Motion Titles provide you with the convenience of customizable templates.
This article discusses Classic Titles. To work with motion titles, see Motion Titles.
Position the current-time indicator at the point on the clip where you want to add the title. Select Text > New Text and choose Default Still, Default Roll, or Default Crawl.
Position the current-time indicator on the clip to display it on the monitor panel. Drag a title template from the Classic Titles category in the Titles And Text panel and drop it on the Monitor Panel.
By default, when you create a new title, the title appears superimposed over the video clip at the position of the current-time indicator. However, you can choose to place it in an empty area of the Expert view timeline with no underlying video. Later, you can drag the title from the empty area onto a clip.
When you create a title in an empty area, Adobe Premiere Elements places it in the Video 1 track of the Expert view timeline and into the Title track in the Quick view timeline.
: If you drag a clip onto a title in the Quick view timeline, or place one on a track above the title in the Expert view timeline, the clip will obscure the title and make it disappear from the Monitor panel. To make the title visible again, click the Expert view timeline and drag the title to a video track higher than the track holding the clip.
The titling tools in Adobe Premiere Elements are powerful, yet easy to use. You can use any font installed on your computer, and create graphic objects by using the shape creation tools. You can also use an included template, preset text style, or image. Title text can run horizontally or vertically. You can stretch or shrink titles, or give them a color or shadow.
To superimpose the new title on a video clip, select the clip.
To add a title without underlying video, select the first clip in the Expert view timeline. In the Project Assets panel, select New Item from the Panel options and choose Black Video. In the Expert view timeline, drag the new black video clip to the beginning of the movie.
The title is saved and added to the Project Assets panel, and to the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline.
You can easily apply a preset animation to any still title. Text animation presets quickly and easily animate the characters in your title so that they fade or pop characters into view, or fly in from the top or bottom of the screen. For example, using the Fade In By Characters preset instantly makes each separate character in your title fade into view until the title is complete.To preview an animation, position the pointer on the Animation tab in the Adjust panel.
To remove an animation from a title, select the title text and click the Remove button at the bottom of the Animation tab in the Adjust panel.
Although static titles, graphics, and images may suffice for some projects, others require titles that move. Using roll and crawl options, you can instantly create professional-looking moving titles. The length of the title in the Quick view timeline determines the speed of the movement. The more you increase the title clip length, the slower the movement.
Rolling titles move characters vertically across the screen.
Crawling titles move characters horizontally across the screen.
Keyframes let you move characters across a custom path that you create by setting different position keyframes at several points in time.
You cannot add a roll or crawl, or apply keyframes to a title that uses an animation preset. Applying an animation preset will overwrite all roll, crawl, and keyframe settings.
Use Roll/Crawl options to change a rolling title to a crawling title or vice versa, specify the direction of a crawl, and set the timing of movement.
In the Quick view timeline, select the superimposed clip. In the Monitor panel, click the clip, and then double-click the title text.
In the Expert view timeline, double-click the title clip. (If necessary, scroll up the Video tracks to the Video 2 track.)
- Select Text > Roll/Crawl Options, and set the following options as desired. Click in the Monitor panel outside of the box to save the converted title.
Specifies the kind of title you want. Boxes created for rolling or crawling extend into offscreen areas when you convert a rolling or crawling title into a static title.
Specifies the number of frames that the title rolls or crawls at a slowly increasing speed until the title reaches the playback speed.
Specifies the number of frames that the title rolls or crawls at a slowly decreasing speed until the roll or crawl completes.
Some templates include graphic images that may be pertinent to your movie’s subject matter, such as new baby or vacation. Others include placeholder text that you can replace to create credits for your movie. Some templates have transparent backgrounds, depicted by black backgrounds, allowing you to see your video beneath the title. Others are completely opaque.
You can easily change every text or graphic object in the template by selecting the object and either deleting it or overwriting it. You can also add objects to the title. After you make modifications, your unique version of the title is saved with your project without affecting the template on which it’s based.
When you apply a new template, the new template content superimposes the existing template content.
Drag the title template from the Titles And Text panel onto one of the target areas in the Quick view timeline. If there is a clip in the target area, it will move to the right to make room for the new title.
Select a clip in the Quick view timeline, and drag the template from the Titles And Text panel onto the Monitor panel. The new title will be superimposed on the selected clip.
Select the clip in the Quick view timeline, select the template to be applied, and click Apply.
Drag the title template from the Titles And Text panel onto any location of a video track in the Expert view timeline.
Drag the current-time indicator to the place where you want the title, and drag the template onto the Monitor panel.
Select the clip in the Expert view timeline, select the template to be applied, and click Apply.
There are numerous title templates available online for Adobe Premiere Elements.To download and apply Title templates:
When you drag a Title template from the Title And Text panel on to a clip, Adobe Premiere Elements downloads the online content for the template. It then applies the downloaded content to the template.The blue bar on the top right corner on the content indicates the content is not downloaded.
You require Internet access to download online content.
To trim all instances of a title throughout a movie, use the Project Assets panel. To trim an individual instance of a title, select it in the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline. Trimming an instance affects the length of the title instance in the Expert view timeline. It does not affect the length of the original clip in the Project Assets panel.