[2024] How To Add A Title Screen In Premiere Pro - 3 SIMPLE Steps

Begin with a sequence open on the timeline. Then, utilize the Type tool to insert your desired text at the correct frame. Dive into customization with the Edit Properties option in the Program Monitor, enabling access to the Essential Graphics panel for font, color, and style adjustments. The Selection Tool allows direct manipulation of text and shape layers within the Program Monitor for precise positioning. Further enhance your titles with added graphical elements or by adjusting the duration of the title item on the timeline.

November 8, 2023
[2024] How To Add A Title Screen In Premiere Pro - 3 SIMPLE Steps
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How To Add An Adobe Premiere Pro Title Screen

To start crafting titles in Adobe Premiere Pro, you first need to have an open sequence on your timeline. Think of the sequence as a blank canvas where you'll be able to arrange your video clips, audio tracks, and of course, the titles. If you're unsure about creating a new sequence, worry not, here's an in-depth guide on how to create a new sequence in Premiere Pro. Once you have your sequence set up, move the playhead (the vertical line that scans across your timeline) to the exact frame where you want to introduce the title.

The Type Tool

How about we move on to text? You'd ask. Well, that's where the 'Type Tool' comes into play. To create a title, simply select the 'Type Tool'. As soon as you start typing, you'll notice a 'Title item' appearing on the timeline above your video clip. It might seem like magic to a beginner, but it's just Premiere Pro making your life easier!

Editing Properties

Let's dive a bit deeper. After typing your text, right-click the title within the 'Program Monitor'. Here's where things get interesting. When you select 'Edit Properties' from the context menu that pops up, it opens the 'Essential Graphics' panel. This is like the control room for your titles, offering a myriad of customization options. You can choose from different fonts, colors, and styling options to truly make your title your own. If right-clicking feels like a chore, you might as well double-click the track item directly on your timeline to open this panel. If you're more of a visual learner, here's a detailed tutorial on using the Premiere Pro title template that might help.

The Selection Tool

Now, what if you want to move or resize your text? That's where the 'Selection Tool' comes in handy. This tool is like your on-screen hand, allowing you to interact with elements directly within the 'Program Monitor'. Want your text in the top right corner? Just grab it and drag it there. Feel like the text is too small? Simply select it and drag to resize. It's that intuitive!

Extended Features

I'd suggest not stopping at simple text. Premiere Pro has several other features to enhance your titles. For instance, you could extend or shorten the duration of the Title item on the Timeline (the default duration is five seconds, but who likes to stick to defaults, right?). You can also select shape tools to add graphical elements to your title, turning it from plain text to an engaging graphic. One more pro tip: You can copy and paste your title onto other parts of the Timeline, and the text in each instance can be edited separately. And for those who want to go the extra mile in refining their editing skills, learning how to add keyframes in Premiere Pro can offer a whole new level of control over the duration and appearance of your titles.

How To Add A Black Title Screen In Premiere Pro

  1. Creating the Black Screen: First things first, we need to create a black screen where your title will appear. Go to your 'Project Panel', click on 'New Item' (it's the button that looks like a folded piece of paper), and then select 'Color Matte'. A settings box will pop up. Just click 'OK' to accept the default settings. Then, you'll be asked to select a color. Choose black and then give your new black matte a name. How about 'Black Title Screen'? Sounds fitting, right?
  2. Adding the Black Screen to Your Timeline: Now that you've created your black title screen, it's time to add it to your timeline. You might wonder, "how do I do that?" Well, simply drag it from the 'Project Panel' onto your timeline.
  3. Crafting the Title: With your black screen in place, it's time to add your title. Simply select the 'Type Tool' (it looks like a capital 'T'), click anywhere on the 'Program Monitor' and start typing. Voila! Your text will appear on the black screen. You can adjust the font, size, color, and style of the text in the 'Essential Graphics' panel to make it your own. If you need further guidance, this tutorial on using the Premiere Pro title template should help.
  4. Adjusting the Duration: Now, you might be thinking, "how long will this title screen stay up?" That's entirely up to you! On your timeline, you can click and drag the ends of your black title screen clip to adjust its duration.