Creating animations within Premiere Pro can save a trip to After Effects. This, depending on the effect, can help improve the overall workflow. Today we are going to be going over a fun line reveal effect. This is a great way to create a title to show off a location.
How to Create a Text Line Reveal in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2018)
Add the Line Animation
- Create a new sequence and drag in the footage you want to use for the effect.
- To create the line we are going to use the pen tool. To get a good line going, we need to have a grid to use.
- Go up to file->new->adjustment layer.
- Rename it to something that works, I used grid.
- Drag that new adjustment layer on to the sequence.
- Go to effects->video effects->Generate->Grid.
- Go up to the effect controls->Grid and change blending mode to “screen”.
- I lower the opacity just a little bit to make the grid slightly dimmer
- Bring the program monitor to full screen. To do this, click on the program monitor, and then click the ~ key.
- Select the pen tool, and then make the program monitor to full screen mode.
- Create a line along one of the grid lines. This will ensure you are creating a straight line.
- Move your graphics to the point where you want to animate it
- Go to your line graphic. Go up to Effect Controls->Shape. Move down to the scale, uncheck the box “Uniform Scale”. Adjust the horizontal scale to zero.
- Now click on the toggle animation button to the left of the “Horizontal Scale”. It looks like a stopwatch. This will create a keyframe.
- Move forward 10 or so key-frames. Bring the horizontal scale back up to 100%.
- To make it a little more fluid, go to the right keyframe, right click on it, go down to spatial interpolation, and change it to ease in.
Add the Text Animation
- To add the text, go to the text tool and click where you want to type the text.
- Write out whatever text you want and chose a font that works with your style.
- Now go up to the effect controls for the text, go down to the Opacity.
- Create a rectangle mask. (The square beneath the Opacity)
- Go down and click on invert mask.
- Make the mask’s top edge fit along the line you have created
- Make sure it is tall enough to capture the entire text when it passes under the line.
- Go down to the Text position in Effect Controls. Go to the position.
- Move to the spot on the timeline where the line finishes animating
- Notice the text beneath the line and click on the stopwatch next to the position.
- Travel forward about 10 or so frames and bring the position above the line.
- You can right click on the key-frames and go to spatial interpolation->ease in/ease out to make the effect feel more fluid.
And that is how it is done! Not too difficult once you know how it’s done, and it can create a really fun effect for you to use in your project.