Enhancement of essential graphics text tools
We want to be able to add gradients, scene features, and apply multiple shadows to text (as with legacy titles).
It is inevitable that legacy titles will disappear someday.
However, we want at least the features equivalent to legacy titles to be included in Essential Graphics.
For that purpose, I want to be able to add a gradient scene function and apply multiple shadows.
The Essential Graphics text tool has evolved significantly with the April 2019 update. Especially in Japan, joy was raised. Later, if you evolve a little more, it will create great value in the Japanese video production world.
Annika Koenig (Premiere Pro) commented
Fantastic, Nathan! Thank you so much. And yay for the Facebook group, Perre. I hope it gets a lot of members and attention. Will check it out as soon as I get a chance.
Hi Annika and Nathan,
I truly appreciate the receptivity of your posts Annika, and I appreciate your ideas on how EG could be improved Nathan.
I recently started a FB group dedicated to helping Adobe improve Pr. It isn't a substitute for User Voice, which of course is the official venue for making FRs, but rather it's meant as a social gathering place to discuss new ideas and encourage others to vote for FRs we agree with.
Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1638270639681590/.
I would love to have your thoughts and insights in the group! :)
Nathan B commented
@Annika Koenig - I appreciate your receptivity to my brainstorming in all of it's conversational tone :)
Annika, I think your advice was wise, so I condensed my thoughts into a new UserVoice request.
If anyone else thinks these could be useful implementations in the Essential Graphics - here's the link to my post for your convenience:
Annika Koenig (Premiere Pro) commented
@Nathan B, thanks for your thoughtful post. This thread has starting turning into a good place for discussion. However, I would love to see you turn your suggestions into their own User Voice requests, so we can get some feedback on it through votes. What I read in your post:
- you like warp in Photoshop. So please add a UserVoice request for warp in Premiere Pro
- you like tools from Illustrator and InDesign and think that Premiere is missing some of the tools. What tools or functionality specifically are you missing? Add a UserVoice request for that too!
- Text Effects - what would you picture there? Give me a couple of examples what you would like to see here.
I am interested :)
Nathan B commented
@ James_S, @ R_Neil_Haugen, @Mike_Berry_Adobe
Hello EG Team! Well, you guys got me (out of fear I re-layed-out my 114 titles oft used in weekly worship services in Essential Graphics). My titling is kind of basic, so I can recreate any effects *normally* needed in the timeline outside of the Legacy Titler (i'm hoping... this is my first weekend of implementation of new bin of Master Graphics set).
You know what would be really nifty~ IF (as others in this -and other- forums have requested) your engineers could integrate other Adobe Applications' tried and true text effects in Premiere. I don't have a lot of time (nor interest) to build up my titles to .mogrts in AE. FOR ME= the PS Warp tool has always been a fun, craftily usable, and dynamic effect. How bout starting with that in Premiere? Then if Essential Graphics is truly supposed to live up to it's name --- Make it an Essential location for textual graphics and add Illustrator, InDesign, and alll the other toolsets' character modules for really building up graphics.
OKAY_ I know Premiere is for EDITING FOOTAGE. But c'mon, with that whole tab for "Graphics" and the whole plethora of text display code (and team of coders) let's bring Premiere into the 21st Century. Ideally implementing "Text Effects" even in the Effects Panel.
I think your users deserve it no less. You've got our subscriptions - and honestly now our attention with EG - Let Us Make Great Videos with it.
p.s. 2 months ago I almost discontinued my Creative Cloud subscription and migrated to Resolve. I was "This close... instead I opted for your multi-screen displays and my History with Adobe. Please don't make me regret it :)
Hi guys! I've added a FR with suggestions for fixing Essential Graphics element resizing. Check it out! https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/41079490-fix-the-way-essential-graphics-resize
隆一 岡﨑 commented
・I want you to be able to freely change the size of the character frame.
There are many things I want to use because the screen is full.
・Textures and graphics can be used for character frames
・Be able to double the character frame
・I want you to be able to place graphics in layers
I don't think Adobe understands the actual situation in Japan.
The title has been pretty poor for almost 30 years.
No Essential Graphics titles in the Project window... no Deal! Until Essential Graphics titles have ALL of the features found in the Legacy Titler, I will continue to use the Legacy Titler. Adobe, make new tools better, not a cheaper, more limited version of the tool it hopes to someday replace. And make text tracking keyframeable, please! I can do this in AE, but it would be great to be able to do such a simple effect in Premiere Pro.
thanks for the comment.
Premiere Pro allows you to set multiple strokes for text.
Please allow multiple shadows to be added.
I also want to be able to apply a gradient to the text. (Not the shape layer gradient, it's text!)
The gradation function is desired by many users.
Trish Meyer commented
@James S - sorry, my bad, too many late nights! I meant to say that I would like Shadows for graphics that I add to the EG layers - if I drag in a PNG etc., then there is no shadow (I was using a fancy gradient circle I had made elsewhere, but then found I had to recreate it in PPro because I was missing the shadow). Then I found out how I can't make a simple circle and constrain the aspect ratio. (Now THAT is a feature I really need for circular masks for picture-in-picture.) Thanks.
@Trish Meyer Drop Shadow is already supported for Shapes using the latest public version of Pr. The attached image shows you how to enable Shadow for a Shape. Is there some other functionality you need besides that?
Trish Meyer commented
Please add Drop Shadow for Shapes! Otherwise I have to import them as layers.
Andrew Patterson commented
One thing that was mention in the Premiere Pro forum is that the Essential Graphics Panel does not put the titles in the bins. That is the real deal breaker for me. I want to be able to select what bin I want my titles in.
Derek Au Yeung commented
Please add a rounded corner function for rectangles!!!
康公 鈴木 commented
よっぴー いとしの commented
Kosuke Iwao commented
John Pooley commented
Please do not kill the Legacy Title Maker until all functionality is available!!!
Roland Kahlenberg commented
I made a type tool for PPro based on AE's Text Tool. It's already got a built-in gradient and tonnes of features. I spent a short while adding Sheen, Bevel, Stroke and basic texture. No drop shadows yet as I think you should be able to use PPro's Drop Shadow and create a preset from there. I'm a bit concerned with preview performance for AE MoGRTs.
Here's what I came up with. I think it looks OK even though it's not going to satisfy all your needs.
If someone from Japan is willing to help me test and tweak this thingy, we my have a good solution - PM me.
typeGEMs V2 Promo Video -
PPro Templates - combination of typeGEMs V2 (for text animation) and PPro's Shape thingy.
Thank you all for taking the time to contribute here. The feature request I submitted some time ago is still there and we have implemented some improvements but not all of them yet. We understand that the Legacy Titler cannot go away if there are still bug gaps in a lot of users' workflows. For now, let me clarify some things to make sure you understand you available options right now.
(1) Gradients - gradients for Shape layers are already possible with Pr graphics. This includes multiple stops, angle control and opacity gradients. Simply select a shape, click on Fill in the EGP, and then use the Gradient fill pulldown in the upper left of the Color Picker. You will then see UI that will let you set Color and Transparency stops as well as a start, end and mid point for your gradient.
(2) Layers with texture fill - textured fill is possible by means of our EGP masking feature. Put an image (still or video) under your Text (or other) Layers as a Clip Layer in the EGP. Select the top Layer and then check on Mask with Text (or Mask with Shape) and you will now have a layer that has a textured fill. (see attached screenshot) Put the two layers inside a Group in the EGP and the masking will not affect layers outside that Group.
Note; You can make your own Gradient for Text by using the same basic steps I just described for Texture fill. Just use a Shape with a Gradient fill as your underlying Layer instead of a clip Layer.