How to Animate Graphics in Adobe Premiere Pro?.
A well-done animated intro, logo, or graphic can be a great addition to a video and make it more engaging for your viewers. The keyword here is well done. Dirty or poorly made motion graphics will distract your audience, which will be more of a hindrance than a help.
Adobe Premiere Pro CC is a great option for animating graphics. While you may have to learn a few intricacies of the program at first, once you get the hang of it, you can actually create animated graphics that look exactly the way you want them to. This tutorial shows you how to create a basic animation for a graphic so you can use it to enhance any video project.
Setting Up Your Project for Motion Graphics
After opening a new project, you’ll want to create a sequence and set up sequence settings. We’ll be using the graphics example for this article, but keep in mind that Premiere, like any editing software, has many ways to do things. So feel free to experiment with any of these steps.
Here’s how to set up the sequence:
Choose File > New > Sequence. A window will appear where you can select sequence settings.
2. The choice of sequence presets usually depends on what camera you used to shoot, but since we are doing graphics, we will simply select the “Standard 48 kHz” option in the “DV – NTSC” section.
3. After selecting the sequence settings, name it and press OK. The new sequence will appear in your timeline and in the Project panel.
Now you need to add the elements that you will use for your graphics. This can be your logo, or you can add text from the Essential Graphics panel in the Graphics section at the top. The text in the Essential Graphics panel is pre-animated, but you can change it to your liking with fonts, colors, and animations.
First, we’ll look at how to add your own original graphics, such as a logo.
Go to the media browser, find the file and drag it to the timeline. In addition, you can drag and drop files directly from File Explorer on your computer.
2. Now drag the graphic/logo onto the timeline. If the image is too big or too small, we can fix it in the Effect Controls panel. Select a graphic clip in the timeline and in the effect controls look for the “Scale” option. Increase or decrease this value to match the graphics to the video as you wish.
Here’s how to add an Essential Graphics text animation:
1. Go to Essential Graphics > Browse and find the animated text you want to use.
2. Select and drag it to the timeline. You can click on the sample text to add your own text.
3. You can use the effect controls to edit the animation using the keyframed methods below.
Animate and Customize Your Graphic
There are several different ways to animate graphics. First, you can download presets to get effects by simply adding them to your project. Or you can use the effect controls to animate the graphics yourself. This section will cover both methods.
To add a preset to your project:
Find a preset online that you would like to use and upload it somewhere for you to remember. In Premiere, go to Effects and right-click Presets. Select “Import Presets”, then in the explorer find the downloaded preset.
3. Once imported, find the preset you want to use in the Effects panel and drag it onto the graphics clip.
4. In the “Effect Controls” settings, you will be able to edit certain effects of your preset. You can do this by changing the values â€‹â€‹of each effect to get the desired result.
Now, perhaps you want to create an animated effect yourself. This can be done directly from the effect controls. With the help of this drawing, we will make a simple animation of increasing the size.
Find the effect or transition you want to animate with text. In this case, we’ll use the Zoom effect in the Motion Effects section. You can also animate effects such as opacity, position, or rotation. Set the effect value to where you want the animation to start. We want the image here to start small, so change the scale value to 0.5. Set a keyframe by clicking on the stopwatch.
3. Now go to the point in the video where you want to change the effect. Since we want to increase the size of the image over time, we will move the timeline cursor to where we want the animation to end and set the scale value to the largest size we want. The new keyframe will be set automatically.
4. Animation will be performed automatically as the video transitions from one specified keyframe to another. You can change these keyframes or effect values â€‹â€‹as you wish until you achieve the desired effect.
Now play the video to make sure the animation looks the way you want. If so, you can export your project. If you wish, you can also try editing the graphics in Adobe After Effects to gain even more control over their appearance.
Animating Graphics in Adobe Premiere Pro
While it may seem intimidating at first, creating motion graphics with Premiere can be done quickly. After following this video editing tutorial, you will have impressive professional looking animated graphics that will take your videos to the next level.
How to Animate Graphics in Adobe Premiere Pro?
How to Animate Graphics in Adobe Premiere Pro?