Learn how to make the moments in your video stand out.

The Guided mode offers a set of built-in guided edits, which take you sequentially through a series of steps to help you perform a specific editing task. This guided approach helps you easily learn Adobe Premiere Elements and turn your video clips into professionally edited movies.

To learn about other guided edits, see Guided mode.

Freeze a moment in your video

Freeze frame with a motion title

Use this guided edit to make the moments in your video clip stand out by freezing the frame and adding a motion title to it. In this guided edit, you can specify a specific frame in your clip and then add a motion title to that frame.

Use the guided edit with Quick mode

  1. Select Guided > Fun Edits > Create a freeze frame with motion title.

  2. Click Add Media and import your video clip. The video is added to the timeline.

    For more information about importing media, see Add media.

  3. Move the current time indicator (CTI) to the frame where you want to add the motion title.

  4. Click on the CTI to split the clip.

    Split clip
    Split clip
  5. Open the Titles and Text panel.

  6. Select a motion title template from the available options and drop it at the CTI on the timeline.

    Motion title
    Add a motion title
  7. Select Freeze Frame from the Background Image drop-down under Background option.

    Freeze frame
    Freeze Frame
  8. Add the text that you want to display. You can customize the text by adding styles and animation.

    Customize text
    Customize text

    Note:

    To customize other text layers, select the corresponding text from the Monitor window.

  9. Click Play to view the output.

Use the guided edit with Expert mode

  1. Select Guided > Fun Edits > Create a freeze frame with motion title.

  2. Click Add Media and import your video clip. The video is added to the project assets.

    For more information about importing media, see Add media.

  3. Drag the video to the timeline.

  4. Move the Current time Indicator (CTI) to the frame where you want to add the motion title.

  5. Open the Titles and Text panel.

  6. Select a motion title template from the available options and drop it at the CTI on the timeline.

    Add motion title
    Add a motion title
  7. Select Freeze Frame from the Background Image drop-down under Background option.

    Freeze frame
    Freeze Frame
  8. Add the text that you want to display. You can customize the text by adding styles and animation.

    Customize text
    Customize text

    Note:

    To customize other text layers, select the corresponding text from the Monitor window.

  9. Click Play to view the output.

Customize your motion text

Double-click the motion title on the timeline to edit the text. You can format, style, and animate your text in the following ways:

  1. In the Text dialog box, you can further edit and customize your entered text. To edit text, simply retype the text in the Text field.

  2. Click Format to choose the font, font size, and font color. You can also specify bold, italic, and underlined for your text.

  3. Select Style to choose from several pre-defined font styles in Adobe Premiere Elements for your text.

  4. Select Animation to select from a list of animation styles for your text.

  5. Click Save as New Title to save your text along with its customized settings.

  6. To resize or move the text, do one of the following:

    • Select the motion title from the timeline and resize or move the text.
    • Right-click the text in the workspace and choose Select. From the drop-down list, select the applied Motion Title template option. You can then move and alter the text position on the screen.
  7. To apply the text only to a selected part of the video, you can clip the video by dragging the left and right edges of the video in the bottom panel. This then determines where the motion text starts and ends in the video, respectively.

  8. You can then preview the motion text by playing the video.

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