In Premiere Rush, you can easily overlay text onto your video by adding titles to the timeline. Premiere Rush offers a number of different templates for titles — some are simple and are only composed of text, while others include shapes and animation to help catch a viewer's attention. Once added to the timeline, titles are treated like a clip and can be edited in many of the same ways audio and video clips are.
We'll practice adding and editing titles in this lesson.
Before getting started with the lesson
Before starting this lesson, you'll need to complete the following steps:
- Download the exercise files for this lesson and extract them to your desktop, if you haven't already done so.
- Create a new project named Titles, and import the following exercise file from the RushBasics_Titles folder following the steps outlined in the lesson Starting a project and importing media:
Adding a title to a video
In Premiere Rush, the Graphics collection contains a wide variety of templates for titles, transition graphics, and overlay graphics. There are two different ways we can open the Graphics collection to add a title to a sequence:
- by choosing Graphics in the Add Media pop-up menu
- by clicking on the Add Graphics button in the Graphics panel
Once a title has been added to the timeline, we can make edits to it using the Graphics panel. Let's go ahead and add a title to the sequence using the Add Media button, then we'll learn how to edit its appearance.