All tagged 2017-12

Premiere Gal: Tips for Making Titles in Premiere Pro

Need to learn how to make a lower-third or title in Premiere Pro CC? The Titler Tool can be hard to use at first and may seem limiting, but you'd be surprised at what you can do. —Premiere Gal

In this tutorial, Premiere Gal shares several tips for making titles in Premiere Pro. As clunky as it is, the Title Designer is actually quite powerful. For example, did you know that you can import graphics into the Title Designer? Watch Premiere Gal import a PNG graphic and add a stroke to it at 0:39.

Not a big fan of the default Title Styles in Premiere Pro? They really show their age. Premiere Gal teaches how to save your own styles at 3:06. That way you can quickly recall your favorite titles with a simple click.

Here's a little tip that might be a big deal to you. You can change the previews in the Title Style panel. By default the preview is "Aa", but at 4:49 Premiere Gal shows how to change the preview under Preferences > Titler. The limit is 2 characters. Also under the Title preferences, you can customize the 6 character Font Browser preview to something more relevant.

Jordan Dueck: Workspaces Tutorial Adobe Premiere Pro CC | Make Your Workspace Your Own

This is a short tutorial on workspaces in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017. It goes over what workspaces are, how to create your own custom ones, and why doing so can help you edit better and faster. —Jordan Dueck

Your Premiere Pro workspace can make a positive or negative effect on your edit. In this workspace tutorial, Jordan Dueck makes an excellent point. He says, "If you're editing, and it's arduous and you're trying to find where things are, and it's not feeling right, it's going to impact how quickly you edit... and even how ideas are generated in your mind. You might end up with a better product just because you've laid out your [workspace] in a way that feels good to you."

An experienced editor once said that editors are only as good as the footage they remember. You could expand that to include how quickly they can find the footage. With custom workspaces, Premiere Pro users can improve their chances of remembering and finding their footage. 

Watch this part at 1:39 where Jordan talks about the benefits of custom workspaces in Premiere Pro. He leads in with talking about Premiere Pro's default workspaces.

Do you think custom workspaces can make an impact on your editing? When was the last time you tinkered with your default Premiere Pro workspace? Try it! See if it improves the quality of your editing, or at least your enjoyment of your editing.