Please DO NOT eliminate the Legacy Title creator in future updates.
Adobe tends to update with only the highly skilled pro in mind. But there are many advanced amateurs like me who DO NOT want to lose Legacy Title creator.
The Legacy Titler has been retired with Premiere Pro 23.0 (released October 2022). Projects that contain Legacy Titles will automatically get upgraded to Source Graphics which can be edited inside the newer Essential Graphics panel. We did not take this decision lightly and had been working on a transition for many years. If you feel that you are missing functionality in Essential graphics, please file new feature requests or vote for existing ones. You can still use the Legacy Titler in versions prior to 23.0. Here you can find more resources to make the transition easier:
Modernize your titles workflow in Premiere Pro
Retiring the Legacy Titler FAQ https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/legacy-titler-retirement-faq.html
Upgrade Legacy titles to Source Graphics https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/upgrade-legacy-titles.html
Essential Graphics documentation: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/essential-graphics-panel.html
I dont like to see the old titler go.
The main reason I still use it instead of the new one is that the titles are listed in the project window. I want a quick overview of what is in my project. I dont want templates.
I use the legacy title all the time to add a dark gradient background behind white text with the shape tool. I'm sure there are other ways to do that but I default to the legacy editor out of convenience.
@morgan To make a roll, make a new Graphic + Text/Shape/Clip Layer(s) in Pr. Make sure the Graphic is selected, but its individual layers are not. Click on Roll in the EGP.
The animation of a Roll happens automatically. Duration and speed depend on how long your content is, how many frames the Graphic clip is, and what roll options you've set in the EGP. You can still edit your roll as much as you want after making it a roll so don't worry about finishing it all first.
I've made multi and mixed column rolls with many layers entirely inside Pr using text, shape and clip layers with pinning. But for really complex rolls, I've found it easier to design it all as one big psd/png file in Photoshop, then just add that image as a Graphic clip layer and enable that as a roll. That method makes it a little harder to edit back and forth between Ps and Pr after you make the Graphic, but if you don't care about that and you just want all the imaging and graphical power of apps like Ps or Ai for the actual authoring and design part before you go to Pr, it's a good way to go.
Finally, I have to disagree that Pr Graphics are largely focused on Ae templates. (read my previous response to Jason to understand the difference between aegraphics and prgraphics) If you just want to make Titles in Pr, that's what the Type/Shape/EGP and other tools are for. Making Titles that way does not need to involve Ae at all. If it seems like all the focus is on Ae, that's because a lot of users seem to prefer designing all their Motion Graphics in Ae even for relatively simple ones that they could easily do in Pr using Graphics tools and Effect Controls.
@jason ross For multiple lines of text in Pr, use the title tool, click in the Program Mon (PM), start typing, hit enter for a carriage return tot he next line. Or click and drag in the PM not make a 'Text in Box' so that you can just enter your text and it will wrap within the box boundaries.
Once you have the text you want, use the EGP edit tab to change your font, size, color and many other things for selected text or shape layers. If you are not seeing all that in a pretty intuitive way, it makes me thing that you are either not using the Essential Graphics workspace, or else you are using aegraphics instead of prgraphics. Ae graphics are what you get when you apply an ae mogrt in Pr. Pr graphics are what you get when you wither apply a pro mogrt or make a new Graphic + Layer using the type or shape tools. Ae graphics are much more limited in what can be edited in the EGP and the Ae user decides what to make editable in Pr at all. prgraphcis are always fully editable in Pr.
Hi Adobe, I kind of agree with Jason, and am an experienced user of Premiere.
Firstly it is largely focused on motion graphic templates made in After Effect which some editors won't have or can't use.
The title doesn't appear in the info window and can't be handily put in a bin for re-use. I appreciate you might be able to save it as a template but this method over time will create a library of templates that is a mile long!
When or if you delete the title from the timeline it is gone for ever rather than still in a bin in the info window.
I can't for the life of me see how to do credit plates or rolls. I often make credit plates that have multiple columns across and down. These are contained in one legacy Title and can re-use and edit that from episode to episode on a TV series as the people performing each role can change from ep to ep.
I assume you are expecting me to learn After Effect to do this now? Or just send it to my Motion Graphics/After Effects department?...I don't have one.
It may well be possible but I can't find a sufficient tutorial that covers the basic stuff. Plenty that show wow factor motion graphics capabilities (all requiring AE) but show us the multiple column credit plates and rollers.
To be honest most super fancy Titles are done by separate companies that specialise in that discipline. Editors are mostly working on the main body of the picture and then the end credits. (In my world)
At its simplest level, with the new title tool, if I want to write out multiple lines of text, I cannot. I have to create a new title box. With the legacy title tool, i can write out multiple lines of text and have great control over the look, feel, size, color etc.
Adminbronwynlewis (Admin, Adobe DVA) commented
Hi Jason, thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback. I would love to understand more about what has been difficult in learning/transitioning to Essential Graphics and what is daunting.
The idea behind it is that the new workspace/flow is familiar from other apps like Photoshop, and that you can do more with it than you could with the Legacy Titler. Here are a few documentation pages that I hope are helpful: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/essential-graphics-panel.html
We can't comment specifically on future plans but please know that we are listening and trying to understand the friction in moving to new tools. Please share any more details you can around what has been difficult in transitioning.
I could really use a gradient fill option in the essential graphics; same as what is in "Legacy Title." Also, I love being able to add as many strokes as I like in Legacy Title. I can get pretty creative with it.
There are a few other Legacy Title text capabilities that do not exist in Essential Graphics, and I strongly feel that these should be carried over. Can't imagine why they would not be. Also, PLEASE do not get rid of Legacy Title.
Hi James Strawn. Does that mean you will KEEP Adobe Legacy Titles in addition to the new title tool?
Thank you for your response @Jason Ross
We understand your frustration.
Any further feedback from others? Especially for things you might need regularly which you can only do in the Old Titler.
I wish you could put the new titles in bins and cut with them like regular footage. Including setting in and out points to create them.
I have only been into creating videos for a few years now. And I have seen that Adobe way too often thinks that EVERY USER is a top notch expert that knows how to do absolutely everything that Premiere Pro can possibly offer. THAT'S THE PROBLEM. You guys at Adobe assume INCORRECTLY that every customer is as much an expert as you are. And we are NOT all experts like the Hollywood studios. And when you eliminate Legacy Title (which you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE should NOT) you are saying to those who don't know how to use the new Title platform (like me who finds it dauntingly difficult), you are saying to those users "TOO BAD!!!" Apple did this same thing with iMovie several years ago, where they changed it entirely, rendering it completely un-useable. It is NOT an easy thing to learn all these new skillsets. And what if I simply LIKE the legacy title more than the new title tool? Why is that such a crime? What I cant afford to lose is that I have mastered the existing Legacy Title tool. Why would Adobe insist that progress can only be made by removing it from me? Why? When I call the support team, I cant get help because the support center is in Pakistan. They are truly NOT helpful. Please DO NOT eliminate the Legacy Title creator in future updates. Thanks for reading my comment.
Fair enough. Thanks for the feedback. Can you tell us a little more about what you can't afford to lose if we were to remove the Legacy Titler at some point? Perhaps some of those who voted this up could chime in as well.