Create an animated social post - Guided Edit
Learn how to add motion text to your images and videos using Adobe Premiere Elements, and easily share on social media.


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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.

Create animated social post

Create animated social post

Animated Social Post - Fun Edit, is a postable effect that allows you to add animated text and titles to your videos and photos. You can then customize the font style, position, and animation of the text to quickly create short videos that are ready to be shared on social media such as YouTube and Vimeo.

To add motion text while working with videos, follow these simple steps:

  1. Select GuidedFun Edits > Create an animated social post.

  2. Click Add media to import the video clips that you want to work with. Ignore if the video clips are already present on the timeline.

  3. Place the Current Time Indicator (CTI) at the position of the video from where you want to apply the postable effect.

  4. Select Titles and Text from the right panel.

  5. The Titles dialog box displays various templates to choose from. Select Motion Titles - Typography > Motion Titles to view more options. Select Show All in the drop-down to view all the available templates among all the options for motion titles.

    Motion Titles
    Select a Motion Title option and choose a template
  6. Drag the desired Motion Title template on the video.

  7. Change the background of the title by selecting Transparent from the Background drop down.

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

    Customize text
  9. To resize or to move the text, right-click the text in the workspace and choose Select > [Title name]. You can then move and alter the text position on the screen.

  10. Trim the clip to the length of the title by dragging the left and right edge of the clip to the beginning and end of the title respectively.

  11. Click Play to preview the final 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.