Hour 8. Tackling Text: Using the Title Designer

Onscreen text helps tell your story. Using a location "super" (superimposed text) sets the scene and saves the narration for other relevant points. Displaying an interviewee's name and title at the bottom of the screen reminds viewers who this person is. Using onscreen bulleted points reinforces the message you're trying to get across.

Premiere 6.5's new Title Designer is such a full-featured product, you may never fully tap its potential. With it you can create simple text, rolling credits, and colorful shapes. Your text can be any color (or multiple colors), any degree of transparency, darned near any shape?you have 90 fonts to choose from?and can move in any direction.

The highlights of this hour include the following:

  • Using supers to tell your story

  • Taking a tour of Adobe's new Title Designer

  • Creating straightforward text using color, gradients, opacity/transparency, and drop shadows

  • Adding motion to your text

  • Using text-based graphics

    Part II: Enhancing Your Video