Using the Title Designer to Make Simple Graphics
If you've created
Select from the various shapes to the left of the text window, drag and draw the outline, and release the mouse. The Line tool creates line segments only. Click to set a starting point and then drag and click to set the endpoint. Each segment has its own bounding box. Unlike with Path Text, you cannot add curves or create more vertexes. You can use Fill to color the line and Strokes to create a
Figure 8.23. Some graphic objects created with gradients and various opacity levels.
When you draw objects, they will appear as solid gray with no borders. You can add a border by changing the Line value in the Object Style/Properties window. You can change the graphic's appearance just as you did with text by adjusting Fill Color, Opacity, and Shadows.
Figure 8.24. Layered graphics create a nice background for your "supers."
Using transparent layers as backgrounds for supers is an
Adding text or "supers" to your video project gives it another element and adds depth. Text sometimes can send a message much more succinctly and clearly than a narration. It can
The text tools in Premiere are similar to those in standard graphics/text programs, with several extra features tossed in. The infinite
Review the questions and answers in this section to try to sharpen your Premiere text-editing skills. Also, take a few moments to tackle my short quiz and exercises.