Adding text to a sequence or scene can accomplish a number of tasks. It can introduce locations and characters, clarify information, or give context. Whatever it’s use, using text that fits the theme of your production is essential for it being a benefit, rather than a burden. One such way to get the text to match the theme is by using an icon, or image to reveal the text. This little animation can add motion to the text, changing the way it is presented. Today we go over how to create an icon text reveal in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
How to Create an Icon Text Reveal in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019
Create the Text
- Create a new sequence, and drag in the footage/clips.
- Select the text tool, then click anywhere to begin creating text.
- Type in the text you desire.
- Click on the text and position it where you want the effect to take place.
- Grab the rectangle tool.
- Drag a rectangle across the entire clip.
- Go to the Essential Graphics panel.
- Find the rectangle, move it beneath the text. This will ensure the text is on top and visible.
- Go to Effect Controls, and find the background of the shape.
- Go to the transform property. Adjust the opacity down a bit.
Animate the Image
- Go to the Essential Graphics panel again. Click the new layer button.
- Find the image you want to use, and select it.
- Take the image, scale it to what you want.
- Click on the race car, and move it to the beginning of the text.
- Go to the position of the image in the Effect Controls. Drag the X value so it’s just off screen to the left.
- Click on the stopwatch next to position.
- Move forward in time however long you want the animation to go. Then adjust the X value so it moves all the way across the screen.
Reveal the Text
- Go to effects and search for the Crop effect.
- Drag Crop onto the graphics layer.
- Go to effect controls and position the crop so that it is BELOW the Shape and the Text and ABOVE the Image. So the order should be: Shape, Text, Crop, Image.
- At the beginning of the animation, turn the Right value of Crop to 100%.
- Click on the stopwatch next to Right.
- Move forward to the point where your Image had moved past all the text.
- Drag the percentage of Right down to where it reveals up to the end of the text.
- You may need to adjust the keyframes a bit to make it perfectly line up with the image.
Export for Re-use
- Right click on the graphics layer.
- Go to “Export to Motion Graphics Template”
- Give it a name. Click OK.
- It will now be in your Essential Graphics Panel.
There you have it, an easy to create icon text reveal. The best part is this can be used over and over with ease.
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