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Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Lesson 32 of 65

Titling & Graphics: Advanced Tools


Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Lesson 32 of 65

Titling & Graphics: Advanced Tools


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Titling & Graphics: Advanced Tools

I'm going to tell you a couple other things that people don't even look at, that it's a drawing tool. You don't just have to use it for text. You could use it to create a background. So, let me address the question first, and then I'll show you how to use some of the other parts of the interface. Once you have your titles in the perfect way that you want them, can you sync them with your Cloud account to reuse them? You know, I'm thinking right now, which you can probably hear the grinding sound, it doesn't sync necessarily with.......the Creative Cloud. There's three things that you can sync which is, window layout, preferences...... and the third thing. This is like, I have three things to talk about, one, and then the third thing. But I'll show you that. But this is what you can do. If you create a title that you like, you can sync any media that you have, any graphics you have, to a library that you can reference on the Cloud. So what you want to do, and this is a great questio...

n, I'm glad you asked it, 'cause the truth is, I probably would not have talked about it. So, again, thank you for asking these questions. So I create a title and what I can do, is, once I should rename this, but we'll go with time lapse overlay. We'll go up here under File.............. ......................Export........... ......................Title............ I can export this as a title. It creates a very small file. And when I export that, I'll export that to my desktop so you can see. Overlay, and I can save this. Now one thing I haven't talked about but, when you get the Creative Cloud account, you actually get a Cloud storage area that looks like a folder that you can set up on your hard drive. So anything you put in that folder automatically syncs, which is, I really think is very cool. And these are so small. But I'm going to save it to the desktop. You can see it's called the Title Designer. And then I'm going to go ahead and hit Save. On my desktop is going to be a very small file. Hide Command H, there we go, very small file. Now what's really cool about this, is I can, if I want to bring this into Premier, I just import it as a title and now it lives there so I can create a series of lower thirds that I like and just have them as a reference, either on the Cloud or just even on my computer or on a thumb drive. And it's also something that's very easy to mail to somebody, email to somebody. So you can say, you know something, this is the look I want, this is.... And as long as they have the font, it should work okay. If they don't, if it's part of the Adobe Typekit and they do have a Cloud subscription, they can easily download it. But that's really the only hiccup. But if it's something that you're creating, it's great, does that answer it? I'm really glad you asked that question and I want, again, emphasize, I can't remember everything plus I can't teach everything in 20 hours, but these are the things that are valuable, so if the question comes up, do not hesitate, because it's going to be valuable for everybody here in the room and everybody who's been watching this live as well buying the class. So let me hop back into Premier. I'm going to go ahead and open up one of the existing titles because I can modify that. I want to point out a couple things. It always shows what's ............. behind it when......... you stepped into it, what the video clip was. If that is distracting, you can turn that off. There's a little eyeball right up here. And it just turns it off, and what you see here, is this, like, faint checkerboard background. And I point that out, because this usually indicates transparency. If you see something in Photoshop or see something where you see the checkerboard, this indicates that you're actually looking through this, and this is the solid. And there are times when, you know, you don't want to be distracted by the background, you can go ahead and toggle it on and off. It is the little eyeball. There's another question. You've mentioned a couple of times using fonts that are part of the Adobe library or you know, we think of sort of like true type fonts, those fonts that are universal, if you happen to use a font that is not that type of font, can you, and then when it renders, will it stay that way when people view it on other devices, or do they still have to have that particular font? That's a good question, and it's a question that luckily, I have a good answer for, or a happy answer for. Just to clarify, I like to always repeat the questions, just in case somebody was snoozing when they're watching this. If you create this, you render it, you export it, and somebody's watching and they don't have that typeface, are they going to see what you intended, or is it going to be substituted? They will see exactly what you intended, because when you render it, when you export it, it creates a brand new, like, flattened photograph for that frame. So it will look exactly the way that you intended. The only time it would hiccup is if you handed the project off to somebody on another computer and they didn't have it, much like if you handed somebody a keynote or Powerpoint document and they opened it up and you would get a substitution list. And the same thing happens. Now, I did mention something called Adobe Typekit. I'm not going to go deep into it, but I did want to point out that, Adobe with the Cloud, they've allowed you or they created an environment where if you don't have something on your machine, you can search for it, so you can find the right typeface to add to it. And again, one of the many things of the cloud that we're not going to get deep into, or into at all, in these classes. But explore on your own. You know, I had mentioned something called libraries. You can, not just with text, but maybe you have graphics you use all the time and you're on different machines, you can create a library with all those graphic elements, so you don't have to remember to carry them around. It's very useful for what I would call smaller files, you know, if you have like a 15 gigabyte, you know, background movie, not something you want to keep uploading and downloading, let alone, I don't think you have 15 gigabytes of storage with the Creative Cloud. But for a lot of little things, it's a brilliant way to either have a shared work environment as well as sharing your environment across your systems and locations. Two good questions....... So, in addition to creating these text elements, if we look over here to the left side, there is a bunch of, or there are a bunch of text tools, you know, I can create, this is a square, I can create a box. And it's going to use the settings that I last used for my text, so I have happen to have this kind of very beautiful shape............ But I can go ahead if I wanted to and create kind of a little lower third line. I could put it here. Let me change the color first, change a couple things. So I don't want it red, maybe I'll take it and make it blue. We're looking a little better. Maybe I don't want the stroke, so I could go ahead and find where the outer stroke is and uncheck it. So now I have something a little more basic, but I can make this pretty. This may be a situation, where instead of doing this as a solid, that invisible line that I had....... there we go, there's the bevel, that's maybe where maybe I want to do a gradient, okay. And I can go ahead and I can create the gradient however I want. Maybe I don't want to go to white, I want to go to a light blue, hit okay. And, I can change the rotation. I can also change the different looks, but I want to create something kind of nice. Maybe I want to soften that a little bit. So, if I bring these closer, or further, there's different types, there we go, we have our center there. And what I want to do is, I can also have this color stop overlay, which the color is white, and I'm going to zoom in so you can see that. Seeing me slide things around is nice, but if you can't really see what I'm doing, it doesn't help you. So I made it from blue to white. And anything that's white and I can choose to change this color if I, if so be it. I can say, you know something, I want anything that is white to go slightly transparent or very transparent. Again, it's that Alpha Channel philosophy. So we can see a little bit behind this. So it becomes kind of translucent when we bring it in. So now, if I go back here, and I look at my translucency, here we go............. It's very small here, this is the real secret I zoom in. I just put it all out there (laughs). All my, why I'm really doing something, 'cause I can't see it. Here we go, color stop opacity, right there, 44. So it's translucent, but if I go down, I can actually make it completely transparent. And I can modify the thickness of this, and the angle, but we'll leave it like this and then go ahead and bring it down. It is currently on the top layer, so what I want to do is I want to arrange it, I want to send it to the back. Let's see if I can zoom in so you can see that. Okay, so Arrange, I can send it Backwards, which means, if you have a lot of layers, it just drops it down one. Or I can send it all the way to the back, which puts it on the bottom layer, so that my text is now beautifully, I mean, I don't know, but I'm getting chills already from the look of this, but I want to show you the flexibility if I go ahead. Let me kill the window here. Don't need that one. Go ahead and close this. Automatically updated. I now have this element, a lower, a semi-ugly lower third bar. You can do much prettier ones with patience. I like to give you flawed things, that way you can always feel that you've done better than me as he tap dances. If we look closely here, you can make a bunch of default shapes, ovals and whatnot, so there's predefined shapes, lines, you can also literally grab a pen tool and draw a shape that you want. And if you click and drag, you get that bezier handle....... to create curves. So I can actually go in, if I wanted to, and had any artistic skill, I could create a shape that I could do something with. There's a, for the experienced editors that might be listening, I could create a shape mask, which I could use to create transparency. But once I've created a closed shape, I have some choices here. Let's go ahead and choose that. Instead of a closed bezier, I can make this a filled bezier. Now I have a nice solid. So I can draw things that I might want to use. Maybe I need to draw, I just want like a hand drawn arrow pointing, I don't want something so precise as a font arrow, I just want it like, it looks like I, you know, just drew something. So you have all this power here, and you know, it's just a matter of playing with it and we're good with that.

Class Description

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Join one of the best editing instructors, Abba Shapiro, to learn how to work effectively in Premiere Pro®. In this series, you'll learn the tools that allow you to build a story with video.

Abba will cover essential topics such as creating time-lapse videos, building a rough cut, working with audio, and incorporating motion and titles in your videos. Abba will show basic color correction techniques, as well as incorporating filters to enhance the look of your final video.

Lesson Plan

  • Understanding Editing 
  • Tour the Interface 
  • Building a Rough Cut 
  • Refining Your Edit 
  • Working with Audio 
  • Transitions 
  • Filters & Effects 
  • Motion and Animation 
  • Titling and Graphics 
  • Speed Changes 
  • Color Correction 
  • Finishing: Prepping for Output 
  • Sharing and Exporting 
  • Ingesting Media  
  • Media Management & Archiving 
  • Multi-Camera Editing 
  • Creating Timelapses 
  • Advanced Editing Techniques 
  • Thinking Like an Editor 
  • Green Screen, Warp Stabilizer and other Special Tools 

By the end of this class, you will feel proficient in creating video with this complex program. If you've been paying for Adobe's Creative Cloud, this is your guide to understanding and using one of the best tools within your subscription. You’ll be able to bring your images to life, organize your media and begin to build stories to share with your family, friends, and clients. If you’ve been thinking about expanding your business to include video, this class will give you the tools to successfully start creating quality products that will impress!  

For more interaction with Abba during the bootcamp, you can join his Facebook group: 

Abba Shapiro CreativeLive Facebook Group 

"Great class -- wasn't ready to take the leap into Premiere Pro until I had a framework. Not only did Abba give me that framework, but he gave me the tools to manage and balance the story, the editing process, and the start to-finish workflow to create a finished product. And it was fun!" - Creative Live Student 

Software Used: Adobe Premiere CC 2017


  1. Understanding Editing: Bootcamp Overview
  2. Understanding Editing: Overview
  3. Understanding Editing: Video Examples
  4. Tour The Interface: Digital Video Workflow
  5. Tour The Interface: Project Panel
  6. Tour The Interface: Choosing Your Shot
  7. Tour The Interface: Music And Voice Over
  8. Tour The Interface: Video Tracks
  9. Tour The Interface: Edit Markers
  10. Building a Rough Cut: Cut Planning
  11. Building a Rough Cut: Selecting Media
  12. Building a Rough Cut: The Edit
  13. Building a Rough Cut: Edit Points
  14. Refining Your Edit: Preparation
  15. Refining Your Edit: Making Cuts
  16. Refining Your Edit: Using Markers
  17. Refining Your Edit: J and L Cuts
  18. Refining Your Edit: Replace Edit
  19. Working with Audio: Overview
  20. Working with Audio: Levels
  21. Working with Audio: Music
  22. Working with Audio: Mixing And Syncing
  23. Transitions: Overview
  24. Transitions: Effect Controls
  25. Filters & Effects: Overview
  26. Filters & Effects: Using Multiple Filters
  27. Motion & Animation: Motion And Animation Overview
  28. Motion & Animation: Movement With Still Images
  29. Motion & Animation: Picture In Picture
  30. Motion & Animation: Motion Effects
  31. Titling & Graphics: Overview
  32. Titling & Graphics: Advanced Tools
  33. Titling & Graphics: Roll And Crawl Effects
  34. Titling & Graphics: Working With Photoshop
  35. Speed Changes: Overview
  36. Speed Changes: Stills And Variable Speeds
  37. Color Correction: Overview
  38. Color Correction: Lumetri Scopes
  39. Color Correction: Contrast
  40. Color Correction: Advanced Tools
  41. Color Correction: Adjusting To A Master Clip
  42. Finishing: Prepping for Output
  43. Finishing: QC Edit Points
  44. Sharing & Exporting: Overview
  45. Sharing & Exporting: Size And Quality
  46. Ingesting Media:
  47. Ingesting Media: Transferring And Importing
  48. Media Management & Archiving
  49. Multi-Camera Editing: Overview
  50. Multi-Camera Editing: Creating A Sequence
  51. Multi-Camera Editing: Switching Multiple Cameras
  52. Multi-Camera Editing: Finalizing
  53. Creating Timelapses: Shooting Strategies
  54. Creating Timelapses: Editing Images
  55. Creating Timelapses: Importing Strategies
  56. Creating Timelapses: Animation
  57. Advanced Editing Techniques: Take Command Of Your Timeline
  58. Advanced Editing Techniques: Transitions
  59. Advanced Editing Techniques: Keyboard Shortcuts
  60. Advanced Editing Techniques: Preference Hacks
  61. Thinking Like an Editor: Editing Choices
  62. Thinking Like an Editor: Telling the Story
  63. Special Tools: Warp Stabilizer
  64. Special Tools: Morph Cut
  65. Special Tools: Green Screen


a Creativelive Student

I've never even tried video editing before this class. I opened the program once and panicked. After only 9 lessons I was able to throw a short video together (basic of course, but still pretty cool). I wish all of my teachers growing up were just like Abba. He goes over everything without dragging anything on for too long. He repeats things just enough for me to actually remember them, and he is funny. He keeps it fun and shows that even he makes mistakes. I can't even believe how much I have learned in less than a quarter of his class. I have a long way to go and am very excited to learn more. This class is worth every penny and more! I was hesitant on buying the class because I have CS6 and he works with CC, but I have already used what I've learned in his course to create a video. The first 9 lessons were already worth what I paid for the entire course. Thank you, Abba! You are an awesome teacher! You have me absolutely obsessed with creating right now! I highly recommend! You won't find this thorough of a course for this decent price!

Patricia Downey

Just bought this yesterday and cannot stop watching!!!! What a FANTASTIC teacher-- just love the way he explains everything. For someone like me (who has a zillion questions) it is perfect. As soon as he introduces a feature, he explains several aspects in such a way that's easy to grasp and remember. So, so happy I got this. Thank you Abba and CreativeLive!

a Creativelive Student

I am only on lesson 19 and I am so glad I bought this class, so worth it and Abba packs so much information into these lessons its crazy. I will for sure have to come back and watch again when I need to remember to do stuff or need a refresher. He is funny and quirky and a great teacher. I so recommend this to anyone wanting to become a better video editor!! I am coming from being self taught and using iMovie and he makes it so simple and understandable. Can't wait to learn more :)

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