This article will guide you how to make a text reveal effect in Premiere Pro. Text Reveal effect is also known as an animated popping text! Text reveal effect is often used to show a title text on videos. For a clearer explanation, you can watch the video below.
Okay, without further ado, let’s get started how to make the text reveal effect in Premiere Pro. So, in this tutorial, I want to write a text on a video clip. To do so, I’m going to add a video clip to the timeline. Then activate the Type Tool or press the T key on the keyboard, and make a text on the preview screen.
After that, click 3 times on the written text to block all of the letters. Then on the Effect Controls panel, increase the size of the text if needed. Then set it to Center Align, and change the writing style to your liking.
Now, to set the text layout on the video, open the Essential Graphics panel, by accessing the Window menu at the top, then click Essential Graphics.
At the right side of this Essential Graphics panel, go to the Edit settings and set the position of the text to the center of the frame. You can now close the Essential Graphics panel if you’ve finished adjusting the position of the text.
Now, back again to the Effect Controls panel to adjust the spacing between the letters. Or change the text color and its styles.
Okay, the next step, move the position of the text clip to adjust its position on the video and drag the end of the text clip if you want to adjust it to the length of the video. Then, here I will make a line under the text using the Pen Tool (T). But before that, firstly, deactivate the text clip by clicking an vacant area on the timeline.
Next, select the Pen Tool (P) or press the P key on the keyboard, and go to the preview screen. At this preview screen, I will make a line under the text. Then, using the Move Tool (V), adjust the line clip to match the length of the text clip by dragging the ends of the line clip. Then go to the Effect Controls panel again, exactly at the Shape section, tick the Stroke option box to expand the line appearance by clicking and dragging its value number.
Animate a Text in Premiere Pro CC
For more unimpeded, close the Motion and Appearance sections by clicking their drop-down arrows. Well, then uncheck Uniform Scale. Set the position of the Playhead back to the beginning. And change the Horizontal Scale value to 0, click the stopwatch-shaped button next to Horizontal Scale to create the first keyframe.
Next, set the Playhead position a few frames forward and change its Horizontal Scale value back to 100 to create the second keyframe. Now, if you play the video, the line under the text will animate from left to right.
So, here I want to make it appears from the middle, and both ends of the line extend to the left and right. So I need to center the Anchor Point. To do so, click on the Anchor Point text on the Effect Controls, and on the preview screen, move the circular controller to the center of the line.
Play the video again to see the result. The animation movement is not too stiff, it is necessary to slow down the initial movement of the line’s animation. To do so, block the two keyframes, then right-click, and select Ease in.
Next, it’s time to animate the text so that it looks like popping out of the line. Firstly, using the Move Tool (V), click on the text clip. Then, move the Playhead to the position where the line animation ends. That is the second keyframe position.
Then, change the position of the text downward until the top is right on the line. Then click the stopwatch button next to Position, to create an initial keyframe for the text animation. Then move the Playhead forward a few frames, and drag the Position value until the text appears above the line to create the final keyframe.
Now, play the video again from the starting point to see how the animation moves. If you are not satisfied with the animation movement, you can change the position of the keyframes and play the video again to see if the animation moves accordingly.
For example, I changed the positions of the keyframes for the text because I want to make the text start appearing after the line animation ends.
Now, to make the text appears out of line, I need to crop the text clip at the bottom of the line, so that the text is not visible before the text animation starts. To do so, open the Effects panel, and type “crop” in the search box until the Crop effect appears. Then drag the Crop effect to the text clip on the timeline, then go back to the Effect Controls panel and set in the Crop settings, I need to drag the Bottom value until the crop is only limited to the top side of the text. So, when the text animation begins to move, the text appears out of the line.
Read also: How to crop video in Premiere Pro CC.
Well, then observe the movement again. Move the Playhead to the starting point and play the video back to see a combined line and text animations. Review the edits again.
To move the text animation is not too stiff, just like before, block the second keyframe of the text, right-click, then select Temporal Interpolation, and select Ease in.
So, here I want to review the animation again by playing the video from the start. Until this stage, the result is what I want. But, also, I want the animation moves faster. Therefore, I need to adjust the position of all keyframes closer to one another. Play the video back to watch the animation movement. It seems a bit stiff at the end. Therefore, I need to make the text animation move slower at the end by blocking the two keyframes, right-clicking on it, then select Temporal Interpolation, then Ease out. Play back the video to observe the result.
Reverse the Animation Movement
Well, the animation is the way I want it. But perhaps you might also want an opposite animation applied at the end of the text and line clips. So that the text reveal effect looks even more stunning. It’s easy, click the line clip, on the timeline, set the playhead position to the end, then click the first keyframe, then copy by pressing the Ctrl key and C key simultaneously and paste by pressing the Ctrl and V keys simultaneously to create the fourth keyframe. Then, click the second keyframe. Copy, to make the third keyframe, set the playhead position about the distance from the fourth keyframe as well as the distance between the first and second keyframes. Then, paste by pressing the Ctrl and V keys at the same time.
Well, likewise with the text clip. Make sure the Move Tool (V) is still active, and click on the text clip at the timeline. Then move the Playhead to the position before the line animation starts moving. Click the first keyframe, Copy and Paste directly to create the fourth keyframe.
To create the third keyframe, move the playhead to the left as far from the fourth keyframe as the distance between the first and second keyframes. Then click the second keyframe, then Copy, and Paste.
Well, the animation is already set at the beginning of the text appearance and before the text disappear. This is the final result! That’s how to create a text reveal effect in Premiere Pro.
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