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How to Add Text in Adobe Premiere Pro 2024 [Ultimate Guide]

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Mar 27, 2024• Proven solutions

Titles generally include variety of text; for instance, it can be movie title (like Start Wars fonts style title), actor name, crew details or even the informative subtitles.

Users can create these titles with different attractive font selections, and it is also possible to add photos, logos or few other essential graphics as per required customization.

If you are new to Adobe Premiere Pro platform then you may need to get some idea about how this text and title creation feature can be used.

Don't worry! The article below can provide you complete information on how to add text/title in Adobe Premiere Pro in 2 ways. The first one is by adding text tool, and the second one is legacy titles. In the end, we will also let you know how to add text in an easier way. Apart from adding text, you can also use submix to make video look professional in Premiere Pro.

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Part 1: How Do You Add Text in Premiere Pro

Users find Premiere Pro as one of the most robust software platform with wide range of font selection options and text styles. You can also get some text and titles templates from websites and animate titles to create unique view. If you want your video look more professional, you can also use timecode calculator to plan the length of your video. Below are the steps about how to add titles and text in Premiere Pro:

    1. Open Premiere to build a new project: Click to open Premiere Pro on Windows or Mac. Click File at the top > New > Project. Name your project, and then click OK. Double click on the left corner library to import media. Then all you have to do is drag your desired video file to Premiere Pro timeline.

how to add text in premiere

    1. Adding text tool: Now go to the top most toolbar and select Titles, a drop down menu will appear from where you need to select New Title > Default Still. Users can execute this operation by simply pressing Ctrl + T from their keyboard. New title window will be displayed on your screen. Here you will find details about width, timebase, height, and aspect ratio of video; keep all these details as it is and simply enter name of your project. Finally hit OK.

how to add text in premiere

    1. Text settings preview: The title tool window will appear at right with wide collection of title designs. This tools panel assists in easy selection of Type color properties, spatial transform properties, type alignment buttons, and type tool along with font size value, font style fields, font family and the selection tool.

how to add text in premiere

You will also be able to find a miniature monitor on screen that assists to create a preview of all changes. It represents two concentric rectangles showing action safe area as per the dimensions of outer rectangle and one title safe area as per area considered within inner rectangle. If you follow these dimension guidelines then it will help to keep your titles perfectly placed in final video.

how to add text in premiere

    1. Enter a line of text: Use type tool at right and then click on the area in which you wish to add frame text. Enter your words into this specified region. In order to create a line break you can press enter.

how to add text in premiere

    1. Change text color, size, font, position and so on: At the title properties area, make some basic adjustments for your added text like customize its size, color and font. You can also change width and height at transform section.

Change text color: You can change text color by clicking the checkbox to use a new color. By the way, if you feel like the color in a video is what you like, you can also use eye dropper to select it, and then apply it to text. Fill will change the color of the text. Stroke can change the color of text outline. You can also change the thickness of it. Shadow can make a drop-shadow effect on text. You can use slide bar to change it size and angle.

Change text position: If you want a better layout of text, you can change its position by transformation. Position can determine where the text will appear. You can also change text direction by Rotation. Opacity can change the transparency.

Text animation: You can also add animation effects to text at Effects Control window. Use the playhead to start animation, and then move playhead to where it will stop. Don't forget to click stopwatch to apply animaiton effect.

Note: Only if the cursor is in the text field, the changes can be made.

how to add text in premiere

    1. Change text alignment: At title actions section, you can choose horizontal left, horizontal center and more to align your text properly on desired field. It is time to use selection tool for making all desired changes to type. Hit the close button that is available on top right corner of screen.

how to add text in premiere

    1. Apply text to timeline: Titles that you have added recently to your video will appear in Project panel. You just need to drag them on video clip that is available on timeline. Preview all the changes and effects. Never forget to adjust text durations as it must create right impact as per your video clip. It is time to apply desired animation effects to your video clip. Note that, users can also prefer to add more than one text overlays on every video clip.

how to add text in premiere

  1. Export video with text: Now, if you are satisfied with the text, click File > Export > Meida. You can change format and preset to do basic settings. You can also publish it to Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo directly. Then click Export at right corner.

Part 2: How to add text to video in legacy titles (Newest)

    1. Open Premiere first: You can click Premiere to open it up. If you want to browse files, need to click file and open. The other way to open a project is to choose from the recent files if it is what you are going to edit.
    2. Make title now: In Premiere, text is a layer that act on the video, so you need to create a layer. Click File at the top. Select new, and then choose Legacy Title if your version is the latest. If it is not, it is Title.
    3. Get a name for your new title: A pop up windows will appear. Here you can set width, height, timebase and aspect ratio. If you don't know what to set, just let it default. Type a name for it. Click OK.
    4. Select text tool: At left, select T shape that it is the text tool. Click on the preview window, and then type your title. You can just input whatever you want.

how to add text in premiere

    1. Move the text field: Sometimes you need to move the text for making it look good. Just click the first icon to remove the titles.
    2. Adjsut alignment: You can change the text alignment if you input many text. You can adjust it to left, right, up and down.
    3. Create shapes: On the left, there are some shapes you can use, including rectangle, round, arc and more. This will make your text look different by using shapes.

how to add text in premiere

    1. Change text color: In the fill section, click color box next eye-dropper icon. You can pick up many color you like. You can also input number to get the precise color. You can also use eye-dropper icon to select color on your screen. It is convenient if you don't know the color number. Just try the color untile you find the one you love.
    2. Drag title to timeline: After you are happy with the result, click the text thumbnail in the media library. Now, you can add text to video by dragging it onto timeline.

how to add text in premiere


Above are the steps of adding texts, titles, or animated lower third titles or subtitles in Premiere Pro. If you think these information is helpful, do not forget to share with your friends or leave a comment below. However, If you are tired of using Adobe Premiere, why not choose Wondershare Filmora? It is a professional video editing software that can power up your story. It is easy to use compared with Premiere. You will have more control over texts and titles!

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