- Flying Solo: Preparing the Project
- Creating Your Long Ago Text
- Building Your Opening Logo
- Animating Your Logo
- Flying Solo: Preparing Your Scrolling Text
- Making the Scrolling Text Scroll
- Changing the Speed
- Transforming the Shape of the Scrolling Text
- Animating the Scrolling Text
- Flying Solo: Adding the Star Wars Theme Music
- Flying Solo: Adding Some Project Polish
- Making Adjustments, Rendering, and Exporting
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
- Move the CTI to the end of the Clone Attack clip (Hint: Page Up or Page Down).
- Open the Titler (Hint: the Add Default Text button below the Monitor panel).
- In the Titler Properties panel, set the following font properties:
- Arial Narrow
- Font size: 22
- Delete the Add Text text (Hint: Right-click inside the actual text and select Cut).
- Create a large text box covering the inner safe area (Hint: Type Tool; drag from top-left corner to bottom-right corner).
- 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).
- Rename the Video 4 track to Scrolling Title (Hint: right-click the Track Header; select Rename).
Import the Scrolling Text
- Jump out to Windows Explorer and navigate to the DVD supplied with this book.
- Navigate to the Chapter 4 folder.
- Double-click the file, starwarstext.txt.
- Copy the text from Notepad (Hint: Select All; Edit > Copy or Ctrl-C).
- Return to Premiere Elements.
- 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).
- Center the text (Hint: Center Text button).
Color the Text
- Without leaving the Titler, open the Color Properties box (Hint: Color Properties button).
- Create a yellow color for this text similar to the Logo title (Hint: R: 255, G: 255, B: 0).
- Exit the Color Properties box and then exit the Titler (Hint: click OK; click anywhere on the Timeline).