- 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
Making the Scrolling Text Scroll
If you press the spacebar at this point, you’d be disappointed to see that the scrolling text, after all this work, doesn’t actually scroll. This is because you need to tell Premiere Elements that you want this text to roll, specifically, from “off camera” to “off camera.” This is a simple tweak, but the Roll/Crawl Options button you use to make it happen is tiny and often missed. Refer to the screenshot if you cannot find it.
Make the Text Roll
- Double-click the scrolling text in the Scrolling Title track on the Timeline to open the text in the Titler.
- Click the Roll/Crawl Options button (it’s a tiny icon, so look out for it) to open the Roll/Crawl Options dialog.
- In the Roll/Crawl Options dialog, under Title Type, select Roll.
- In the Timing (Frames) area, click both of these boxes:
- Start Off Screen
- End Off Screen
- Click OK.
- On some systems, you may need to render the Timeline (press Enter) to see the scrolling effect.