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How to Add Text and Titles in Premiere Elements

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May 21, 2024• Proven solutions

Each video ever produced contained titles, because they are such an important part of a video or a film, and yet we often don't pay much attention to them. Titles contain crucial information about the video that cannot be conveyed through images such as the title of the movie, or a place and time in which the story takes place. Although titles can be an artwork in their own right, adding titles to videos is also a fast and simple process because most programs for editing offer title templates that are easy to use.

Premiere Elements owners can add titles to their videos with relative ease although some previous video editing knowledge is required, and in this article, we will show you how to add titles to your videos in this video editing software.

Part 1: How to Add and Edit Titles in Premiere Elements

All titles can be divided into two categories, still titles are what their name suggests, a text that stands still during its on-screen time, while motion titles move and create a visual dynamics on the screen. If you would like to add titles to your project in Premiere Elements it is best if you do so in the 'Expert' mode because that way you'll have more options than if you use 'Quick' or 'Guided' modes.

1.How to add Still Titles in Premiere Elements

Premiere Elements Titles

Before you proceed any further in the process of adding titles to your video, you first must make sure that a video clip is on the timeline, and then you must place the playhead at the position in the video where you would like the titles to appear.

In the next step, you need to click on the 'Text' menu and then select the 'New Text' option from the drop-down menu. In the 'New Text' sub-menu, click on the 'Default Text' feature to add a text file to the timeline.

Premiere Elements Titles

However, this isn't the only way you can add titles to your project since Premier Elements also features the 'Titles and Text' panel that offers a number of 'Classic' title options. Select the title you want to use in the panel and drag and drop it onto the timeline.

2.How to add Motion Titles in Premiere Elements

Premiere Elements Motion Titles

The 'Titles and Text' feature also provides 'Motion Titles' option that will enable you to bring your text to life. All you need to do is select the 'Motion Title' you like and drag it to the timeline. After positioning it on the timeline you can customize each motion title you use to meet your demands by opening the 'Adjustments' tab. You can easily adjust text, backgrounds, or graphics and if you want, and you can save the motion title you customized and use it in another project.

Premiere Elements Motion Titles

Part 2: How to Create Titles in Premiere Elements

If you want to make your own title with Premiere Elements, you've come the right place. Premiere Elements is designed to help inexperienced editors to produce high-quality videos without having to know all the professional editing tricks. Despite this fact, adding titles to your videos requires a certain amount of knowledge about the video editing process. Let's have a look at how you can create different types of titles in this software.

1.Creating Motion Titles in Premiere Elements:

Premiere Elements Motion Titles

Motion titles are a fun and easy way to make your videos more interesting. If you would like to create this kind of title, all you need to do is click on the 'Titles and Text' icon on the 'Action' bar and select the 'Motion Titles' option from the drop-down menu. The submenu will offer you several different choices such as 'Contemporary' or 'Typography', click on the 'Show All' option to preview all 'Motion Titles' options. Once you have selected the effect that you like the most, simply drag and drop it onto the desired location on the timeline.

2.Creating Still Titles:

Premiere Elements Still Titles

Premiere Elements offers two different ways of creating still titles. You can either go to the 'Tools' menu and select the 'New Text option. In the sub-menu, you will be able to see the 'Default Text' feature, click on it to add it to your project and then proceed to enter the text you want. Alternatively, you can click on the 'Titles and Text' icon on the 'Action' bar and then select the 'Classic Titles' option that will enable you to add still titles to your project.

3.Creating Titles with Animated Text:

Premiere Elements Animated Titles

Animating text in Premiere Elements is not too complicated. Before you can animate text, you need to make sure that you've added the title file onto the timeline. Once the title file is placed on the timeline, select it and click on the 'Adjust' tab. The window will appear on the screen and in your next step, you will have to click on the 'Animation' preset. If you want to preview an animation before applying it click on the play button on the animation icon, and if you want to apply the effect and save the changes you've made click on the 'Apply button.

4.Creating Rolling or Crawling Titles:

Premiere Elements Motion Titles

Rolling and crawling titles are so frequently used in movies, that they are the first association most people have when someone mentions titles. Go to 'Tools' and select the 'New Text' option, then select the 'Default Roll' or 'Default Crawl' feature. This action will automatically add the roll or crawl titles to the timeline. You can set the duration of the title by dragging its end, just keep in mind that the longer duration of the title will slow down the text featured in them. For more options double-click on the title file on the timeline, and adjust the settings according to your needs in the window that appears on the screen.

5.Creating Titles in Template

Preset titles often contain elements that don't fit into your project. If you would like to modify the template you wish to use in your project here are the steps you will need to take. Click on the 'Titles and Text' icon on the 'Action' bar and select the template that you'd like to include in your project. Afterwards, you can just drag the template to the video track on the timeline, select it and make the changes you want in the 'Monitor' panel.

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Creating titles in Premiere Elements is not a complicated task, but if you have been using this video editing software you know that it has its limitations. Video editors who need almost limitless title options that are easy to apply should consider using Wondershare Filmora video editing software.

The Wondershare's video editing software Filmora offers numerous text effects that can be easily dragged and dropped onto the editor's timeline. What's more, Filmora features a variety of preset 'Openers' that can be found under the 'Text/Credit' option and all you need to do is just insert the text you want to be displayed on the screen.

Filmora enables its users to add or remove 'Text tracks', which means that you can feature several different titles on separate tracks, which will enable you to have a better control over the titles you include in your project. The abundance of the title features provided by Filmora makes the process of making titles for your videos simple, fun and easy.

What’s more, Filmora also provides some text and title special effects, such as classic title, creative title, classic lower third and creative lower third.

Related:Find more Title and Text Special Effects at Filmstock

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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