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.

Adding titles

To add a title, do one of the following:

  • 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.

Superimposing titles

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.

Note:

: 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.

Create a still title

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.

  1. Do one of the following:
    • 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.

  2. With the superimposed clip or the black video clip selected, select New Item from the Panel options menu and choose Title. Adobe Premiere Elements places default text in the Monitor panel, in title-editing mode.
  3. Do either of the following:
    • To add horizontal type, double-click the default text, and type to replace it.

    • To add vertical type, click and hold the Type Tool button. Then choose Vertical Type Tool. Click in the Monitor panel, and type your title.

  4. In the Monitor panel, click the Selection Tool, and reposition the text as desired.

The title is saved and added to the Project Assets panel, and to the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline.

Create a title with animated text

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.

  1. Do one of the following:
    • 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.

    The Adjust panel changes to display the text options.

  2. In the Adjust panel, select an animation preset under the Animation tab.
  3. Do one of the following to apply the preset to the title:
    • Click Apply.

    • Drag the preset to the Monitor window and drop it on top of the title text.

Note:

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.

Create a rolling or crawling title

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.

Note:

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.

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A rolling title is commonly used for production credits.

Create a rolling or crawling title

  1. Do one of the following:
    • To create a rolling title, choose Text > Roll/Crawl Options > Roll.

    • To create a crawling title, choose Text > Roll/Crawl Options > Crawl.

  2. Create the text and graphic objects for the title. Use the Monitor panel's scroll bar to view offscreen areas of the title. When the title is added to the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline, the hidden offscreen areas roll or crawl into view.
  3. Select the Roll/Crawl Options in the Roll/Crawl Options dialog box.
  4. Specify options as desired, and then click OK.

    Note:

    You can specify a direction for crawling titles only. Rolling titles always move from the bottom to the top of the screen.

Set roll and crawl options

  1. Do one of the following:
    • 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.)

    The Adjust panel changes to display the text options.

  2. 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.

    Title Type

    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.

    Start Off Screen

    Specifies that the roll or crawl begins out of view and moves into view.

    End Off Screen

    Specifies that the roll or crawl continues until the objects are out of view.

    Preroll

    Specifies the number of frames that play before the roll or crawl begins.

    Ease-In

    Specifies the number of frames that the title rolls or crawls at a slowly increasing speed until the title reaches the playback speed.

    Ease-Out

    Specifies the number of frames that the title rolls or crawls at a slowly decreasing speed until the roll or crawl completes.

    Postroll

    Specifies the number of frames that play after the roll or crawl completes.

    Crawl Left and Crawl Right

    Specify the direction in which a crawl moves.

Create a title from a template

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.

Note:

When you apply a new template, the new template content superimposes the existing template content.

  1. In the Action bar, click Titles And Text.
  2. Browse to a template by choosing a template category in the Titles And Text panel.

    You can choose to work in the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline when adding title templates.

  3. If you are working in the Quick view timeline, do one of the following:
    • 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.

  4. If you are working in the Expert view timeline, do one of the following:
    • 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.

  5. Modify the title as desired.

Apply online title templates

There are numerous title templates available online for Adobe Premiere Elements.To download and apply Title templates:

  1. Right-click/Ctrl-click the Title template.

  2. Click Download Now to download selected template. Alternatively, click Download All to download all the Title templates.

  3. (Optional) Click the Download In Background button to let the content download in the background while you continue to work in Adobe Premiere Elements.

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.

Note:

You require Internet access to download online content.

Trim titles

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.

Trim all instances of a title

  1. In the Expert view, click Project Assets to display the Project Assets panel.
  2. Double-click the title in the Project Assets panel. The title opens in the Preview window.
  3. In the Preview window, do one of the following:
    • Drag either the Set In handle or the Set Out handle to trim the title.

    • Drag the current-time indicator to the desired location and click either the Set In button or the Set Out button to establish a new In point or Out point.

  4. In the Preview window, click the Close button.

Adobe Premiere Elements saves the trimmed title in the Project Assets panel.

Trim an individual title instance from the Expert view timeline

  1. In the Expert view timeline, locate the title to be trimmed in one of the video tracks. You might need to drag the video track scroll bar to expose the title.
  2. Hover the cursor over either end of the title until it changes to the ripple trim cursor . Then drag the end of the title to trim it. Gaps are closed automatically. If you created a black video clip for your title, you’ll need to trim that too.

    To trim without closing the gap, Ctrl-drag/Cmd-click the clip end instead.

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