Adding some movement or lighting to a 2D object is a great way to add some life to the object. One of my favorite methods of this is to add a shine. If you notice, almost any good logo, app icon, or game graphic has some sort of shine to it.
In this tutorial, we are going to be going over how to add and animate this shine. It’s actually pretty simple to do, so let’s get started.
How to Create Text Shine in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2017)
- Create yourself a new sequence.
- Click on the text tool, go up to your Preview Panel, and click anywhere to create a text box. Now type in the text you wish to display.
- Right click on your new text layer. Move down to “Nest” and click on this button. Give the new sequence a name you will recognize.
- Double click on this new sequence to open it up.
- Navigate to the Graphics Workspace by moving your cursor to the top and clicking on the “Graphics” Button. If you can’t see this button. Just go up to window, and click on the “Essential Graphics” button to open up the panel.
- Navigate to the Essential Graphics panel. Once there click on the edit button near the top.
- Click on the Fill near the bottom of this panel to change the color to a color you want.
- Go over to the Effects Panel. Go to Video Effects->Adjust->Lighting Effects. Click this and drag it on to the text.
- Go up to Effect Controls, go down to lighting effect, and click on the box right beneath the “Lighting Effects” text. This will create a new mask.
- Move the points so that it creates a thin rectangle at a 45 degree angle. Move this rectangle to the left of the text.
- Go back up to the Effect Controls, then move to the option under lighting effects that is “Ambient Intensity”. Bring this up a lot until the box becomes brighter than the text.
- Move the position of the mask so it is all the way over to the left of the text.
- Make sure you are at the place in the timeline where you want the animation to begin. Go to the mask you have created under lighting effects. Click on “Mask Path” and click on the stopwatch next to this to begin the animation.
- Move to a position in the timeline where you want the animation to end. Go back to the mask path and move it to the right of the animation. Hold down shift while dragging the animation to make sure it only moves the X coordinate.
- Go back to your original sequence to see your work. You can adjust the scale and the position of the text element to where you want.