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Flying Solo: Preparing Your Scrolling Text

Now that you have your opening text and your logo prepared, your next step is to create some scrolling text. We provided text for this chapter that (somewhat loosely) sticks to the established format, but to save time, you can cut and paste it into the Premiere Elements Titler. Although the copy and paste aspect is new, other elements in this section use skills you should feel comfortable with, so Fly Solo now and set up the Titler so it’s ready to receive the pasted text, then copy and paste the text in from the starwarstext.txt file you will find on the DVD, before you finally color the text. As always, hints are included to guide you if you struggle.

Create Your Text

  • red-circle-1.jpg Move the CTI to the end of the Clone Attack clip (Hint: Page Up or Page Down).
  • red-circle-2.jpg Open the Titler (Hint: the Add Default Text button below the Monitor panel).
  • red-circle-3.jpg In the Titler Properties panel, set the following font properties:
    • Arial Narrow
    • Bold
    • Font size: 22
  • red-circle-4.jpg Delete the Add Text text (Hint: Right-click inside the actual text and select Cut).
  • red-circle-5.jpg Create a large text box covering the inner safe area (Hint: Type Tool; drag from top-left corner to bottom-right corner).
  • red-circle-6.jpg Without leaving the title area, move the newly created title up above the Logo track to create a new track (Hint: click the actual title; drag to new location; Premiere Elements creates a new track for you).
  • red-circle-7.jpg Rename the Video 4 track to Scrolling Title (Hint: right-click the Track Header; select Rename).

Import the Scrolling Text

  • red-circle-1.jpg Jump out to Windows Explorer and navigate to the DVD supplied with this book.
  • red-circle-2.jpg Navigate to the Chapter 4 folder.
  • red-circle-3.jpg Double-click the file, starwarstext.txt.
  • red-circle-4.jpg Copy the text from Notepad (Hint: Select All; Edit > Copy or Ctrl-C).
  • red-circle-5.jpg Return to Premiere Elements.
  • red-circle-6.jpg Paste the copied text into the text box, then drag the bottom of the box downwards to reveal all of the imported text (Hint: right-click in the empty text box; select Paste; use Select Tool; drag bottom handle of text box downwards to the bottom of the interface).
  • red-circle-7.jpg Center the text (Hint: Center Text button).

Color the Text

  • red-circle-1.jpg Without leaving the Titler, open the Color Properties box (Hint: Color Properties button).
  • red-circle-2.jpg Create a yellow color for this text similar to the Logo title (Hint: R: 255, G: 255, B: 0).
  • red-circle-3.jpg Exit the Color Properties box and then exit the Titler (Hint: click OK; click anywhere on the Timeline).
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