Easily Create LOWER THIRDs in Premiere | Motion Graphics Tutorial

Hey what’s going on Internet Josh now well from some duct film in this tutorial we’re going to take a look at how to create lower thirds inside of Adobe Premiere now I always refer using After Effects when it comes to creating motion graphics but I like to take a look at how we can do it inside of premiere so first things first you kind of want to determine a design for your lower third I always suggest you know looking at you know templates on your video hive or any other sort of stock sharing you know website out there but we’re gonna go ahead and create one ease in here and I wanna show you how to do it and there’ll be a lot of cool techniques in tutorial let’s get started so first its first let’s type out our text I’ll go up to file new legacy title and click OK grab your type tool and type out your text so obviously there should be at least maybe two titles when you do the sort of thing so I suggest you know do it in all caps sometimes so you can think about this so this is all about the graphic design so first things first I have my name Joshua Noel and what if I don’t typeface that works great so I’m gonna use Gotham and I always suggest using a typeface that has variations in the style so I want to make this book and then I want to make my first name here I’m gonna go to maybe bold right so we there is obviously a parent contrast it’s hard to see but you’ll see it in a second so there’s my name and come over here and drag it into the timeline and as you see there’s contrast between my first name and last name and that’s just in the design now we want to create a subtitle so I’m gonna come over here and I can duplicate this so copy/paste it double click it come back in here and I’ll come over here and just type out the subtitle so it’s good like to position a more you know name of a company so I’m just gonna put a Sun duck film and I might want to come here and just position it downward just using the arrow keys to move it and of course we want to decrease the font size by a little bit and create more of a variation here so it doesn’t necessarily blend in with everything and maybe it will set it to regular or something medium so you can also increase the tracking and play if that by a little bit and continue to work with what you have okay when you’re done bringing it back into the timeline and there is your check so we have our title or so now we have our name and our subtitle and I’m gonna go back into our name and I’m gonna create a primary color so I’m gonna select my name Joshua and I’m going to just select a color in here that I think would create some you know a nice contrast and here’s some nice color contrast so usually you just take a color I love like a logo but in this case I’m just gonna use blue for any case though okay so let’s talk about the background or the plate of the lower third so what’s coming over here to this new item icon at the bottom here and we’re going to click on color Matt and click okay 1920 by 1080 whatever the size of your composition is doesn’t really matter because we’re gonna manipulate it so grab a color so I’m gonna do like a for now like a dark gray here click OK and that’s fine bring it into the timeline and we kind of just get this background in here nothing flashy so what we’re gonna do is we’re going to uncheck uniform scale and we’re going to manipulate oops are those wrong layer make sure the color Matt selected and click on uniform scale to uncheck it and you can decrease the heights to come out there and also you can decrease the width and then use the position tools over here to put it right above or right underneath you or your name here make sure that layers underneath the title in the timeline and just go ahead and start position this out adjust to the point where you like it then what we do is I’m going to go into this color Matt and I’m going to copy it and then paste it in the timeline so we have another variation here and put underneath all of our work so far so put it right there and then I’m also going to do it for the subtitle so come over here and do our position and we might need to of course decrease the height by a little bit as it’s a little bit smaller for the subtitle smaller so you like five and then we’ll close up to scale with by a touch and position this back over so far we have a decent lower third in here now we can start talking about animating it and then we’re finding it towards the end of the tutorial so the first things first of the animation I want to do some very simple position animations that are very subtle and will work nicely here inside premiere to start this animations go to the effects window go into the video effects go to transition we’re going to add a linear wipes all the way here in the corner of my recording here so boom put that onto the color map and if you increase the transition completion you can see that we can start to animate this by a little bit so what we do is set the wipe angle to negative 90 degrees add a keyframe for transition completion moves keyframe forward in time to maybe at two seconds and increase the transition position to 100% so now we’ll just have that in there and we’ll see our lower third no worries and right-click the keyframe here go to bezzie a so kind of like slow down towards the end and that should be cool okay so let’s say we want to ease a little bit further and have just a little bit more design to it what we can do is bring both these titles up by a couple layers here and once again let’s duplicate our color mount we just animated and let’s bring this over here so what I want to do is go to the color matte in the timeline and I want to duplicate that and then bring it back into our timeline and I want to right click our color mount here in the timeline that we’ve been manipulating and click on copy go to the new matte here on the timeline and paste attributes click OK and now it’s basically the same thing it’s just on a separate layer and what I’m gonna do here is double click it and I want to change the color to white where I can change it to blue it doesn’t really matter I’ll work on it towards the end here and what we can do is we can go to the scale with and close this up by a touch and we’ll go to the beginning of our timeline here we’ll add a keyframe for position and we will move this over one let me turn off the linear wipe real quick so we can see we’re at and I’m gonna go to the exposition and make sure that says this is at the beginning of the plate over here and then we turn our learning a white back on we scrub through this or we go to the last keyframe here for the linear wipe we’ll go to the position X and we make sure this is gonna be all the way towards the end here just like that all right and then of course you might need to just adjust the keyframe depending on the timing of everything now you should have this white border that follows the animation of the lower third and that looks pretty cool okay so now let’s take the transition completion and let’s bring this interest choose a couple of frames there so now if we run through this you can see that this white line is white solid it’s um right on top of our plate and it’s basically the leading element for this transition reveal and now what we can do take like say our main title here and what we do is I’m gonna right-click it and I’m gonna click on nest and call it name title whatever and click OK and the goal here is I want this name to be revealed as is white solid reveals on our text come over here and select the nest sequence here and let’s grab the rectangle tool right here underneath the opacity window and what we want to do is bring this down to about right here okay and let’s come over here and just bring out the points over here so we can stretch out our entire name like this and as good isn’t have be perfect as long as we can reveal our entire name like this okay so it’s out a keyframe for mask path let’s say we want this to stop right here a lot of heat frame there so click this keyframe icon let’s go to the first frame here and let’s come over here make sure the mask is selected just like the name mask one and we came over here and we can move this over to right about to start here right so right there should be fine and we run through this our goal is to make sure that the title kind of reveals on as the white line reveals on as well so this is kind of a neat way to reveal this on so one just moves over by a little bit alright and what we’ll do is we’ll select this point here and we’ll bring it over the white line right over here and we’ll bring the bottom point and we’ll do the same thing as well and then we’ll go to the feather and we’ll set this down to zero and then we’ve run through this again we should be fine perfect and now our title is coming on exactly what that white line and of course if you want these a little bit further let’s go into the sequence here let’s elect our title without a keyframe for position and through forward in time our starters we’re like keyframe forward in time by a couple of seconds there and we’ll just position off the let’s exposition the title over a little bit so now we’ve run through this again we can have a little bit of X animation with this reveal so that’s pretty cool and now of course we can do this the same thing down below as well so for our subtitle here we can do the very similar thing I’m gonna try to mix it up just by a little bit so we’re not gonna repeat process me to learn a new concept so what I do here is maybe just do a basic reveal on for the plate of course so come back over here grab our plate go back to the effects and grab a linear wipe and redo that transition so maybe this time we’ll do from the opposite side of course so set this to 100% and we’ll start this over at maybe like 1 second dish out to keyframe for transition completion and move forward in time by a couple seconds and set this down to 0% okay so now what I want to do is take our title here and reveal it upwards with just no motivation so what we can do so what I like to do is once this reveals on start it right here add a keyframe for position moves keyframe forward in time to maybe a second or two over and take the Y position and bring this down underneath our plate so I’ll be about right here so we’ve run through this real quick you see that the title will just come up like that you know no big deal looks cool so what we do here is once again nested sequence right click it and click on nest and we call us one subtitle and then we’re gonna go and select the subtitle go to the rectangle tool once again and we’re going to just make sure that this mask is gonna be lined up perfectly with the subtitle plate so it should be about right over here let’s see feather down to 0 of course and just expand out the mask as you see fit here so come over here it’s like this point expand it out this way and it’s like this point expand it out over to the right as well so now if you run through this really quick we’ll have our subtitle kind of pop up in there of course I’m probably what I want to go in there and readjust the position animation really quick so maybe this will be a little bit quicker and we’ll just run through this really quick again and we’ll see what we have so that’s pretty interesting and what I want to do this subtitle alright so I wanted took the liberty to change some of the colors here and if you want you to color you can just double click the color mat and change it to it or if you didn’t duplicate the color mat in the projects over here what you can do is go to effects and add save ramp to it and change both of the start color and end color to the main color of your text and the wrap effect is underneath the video effects folder generate ramp or just type it in here at the top and before we render this out let me show you quickly how we can duplicate this to reverse the effects so so to about like three and a half seconds come here trim all the layers down a little bit and copy them paste them over here and what we can do is make sure all the layer selected here right-click them click on nest and you call it all or whatever select it right-click it go to speed duration and reverse the speed and now and should be good to go so let’s go ahead and render this out and see what we have all right and after a render this is what we have we have our lower third and we have it reversed so this is a cool quick way to create a good lower third inside of Adobe Premiere like I said I always prefer using After Effects when it comes to doing motion graphics but hopefully if you like using Premiere you could take away a few techniques from this tutorial and apply it to your own lower third of work so I hope you guys enjoyed the video and if you did please be sure to drop a like on it because it helps me out tremendously and if you have not already please be sure to subscribe the channel 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