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