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Tutorial: How to Create Customized Animated Titles in NewBlueFX Titler Pro 5

Titler Pro 5 is a time-saving tool that produces some stunning results, with a vast array of templates and pre-built animations that can add a lot to your videos.

Working in Titler Pro 5

After you confirm the dimensions of your project, Titler Pro 5 launches with its straightforward interface (Figure 5, below). The UI has several panels that you can move around as needed, similar to Adobe applications.

Figure 5. The Titler Pro 5 UI

Starting from left to right, we'll begin with the Library panel (Figure 6, below). Here you can browse through several different templates.

Figure 6. The Library panel

Double-clicking the folders will open the various templates. You can bring up a preview of the template in the Workspace panel simply by hovering over each template with your mouse (Figure 7, below).

Figure 7. Previewing a template in the Workspace panel

Customizing Text

You can double-click to edit any of the templates that you like. Customizing the text is as simple as clicking over the title in the Workspace panel and replacing it with whatever you like (Figure 8, below).

Figure 8. Replacing text

To the left of the Workspace panel you'll see the Attributes panel (Figure 9, below). In this area you can fine-tune the look of your title. Here you can change the typeface, size and a number of style settings for the title.

Figure 9. The Attributes panel

Controls work by increasing or decreasing the values with sliders or by simply entering the values on your keyboard. Back in the Timeline panel, you can expand the layer options and adjust things like the way this title animates in and out.

In Figure 10 (below), you can see in the Timeline that the template transition is set to Bubble Up, which works really well with this brand. However, you can change it by selecting the transition layer and then navigating back to the Attributes panel.

Figure 10. Template transition set to Bubble Up

Select a preset drop-down and choose one of the other options (Figure 11, below). There are even more options to customize your title in this panel.

Figure 11. More customization options

Back in the Timeline panel, you can directly edit the other layers by double clicking and editing the options in the attributes panel. Colors can be matched to a client or company branding with a color picker, or by entering a hex code.

There are also a number of other stylistic choices you can make to these objects, as shown here. Once you're happy, you'll want to save this project by going to the toolbar and choosing File > Save as. Confirm the destination of your title and then select Save.

Please note that while you have Titler Pro 5 open, Premiere Pro will lock itself up. So the best way to work with this application is by closing it after you’ve saved your work and then going back into Premiere Pro.

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