How to make intro for youtube

intro for youtube

A lot of you have asked me to do another title animation tutorial, so that’s why we’re going to recreate this title introduction today. Okay, let’s stop wasting time and head over to Premiere to start editing intro for youtube. Inside Premiere we’re going to start by creating a sequence. Click the New icon inside the Project panel and select Sequence. I’m going to use custom 4 K settings for this project. This project can be quite heavy for your machine, so, if you don’t have enough system resources, go for 1080 or 720 p.

And next, we’re going to create a Color Matte which we’re going to use as a background. Again, click the New icon and then select Color Matte. We’re going to use the same settings as the sequence, so, we’ll click OK. Here we need to select the color, in this case we’ll go for off-white with a little bit of a blue tint. And then click OK to save. I’ll accept the default name and click OK. This Color Matte can now be found in the Project panel, which we need to drag over to the timeline. And on the timeline we’re going to extend the duration to around 10 seconds. Next, we’ll select the color matte on the timeline and then move over to the Volumetric Color panel. And there move over to the Vignette controls. We’re going to add a very subtle vignette.

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Also, the amount to -2, we’ll increase the midpoint and roundness and we’ll put feather somewhere around 75. Like I said, it’s very subtle, you won’t notice the vignette right away, but when I disable or enable the effect, you’ll see the difference. In the next step we’re going to use the Type tool, which you can find here,to type the titles. I’ll make the text box and then move over to the Essential Graphics panel. I’m using the ‘Montserrat Thin’font for this one. I’ll add links in the video description if you need to download them. For the first line of text we’re going to use font size 275. And I’ll also increase the space between the characters.

Now we can start typing the first line of text. I’m going to type Orange 83 here and then go to select a part of the text. I’ll click on the Fill button and then change the color into orange. Then hit num pad Enter to exit Type mode and switch back to the Selection tool by hitting the V key, or click this icon for the Selection tool. Then resize the text box so the text will fit in perfectly. Click on the horizontal and vertical alignments to center the text. Okay, first line ready,let’s add another one.

For that I’ll click on the New Layer button and select Text. The font size for this one will be a lot smaller. Let’s take 75, and I’ll also reduce the space between the characters. And for this line of text we’ll also select a bit of a dark grey color. Let’s put it here for now and then double-click to change the text. I’ll type ‘Premiere Pro Tutorials’.

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Again, exit Type mode with num pad Enter and then switch back to the Selection tool. And then we’ll only use vertical alignment for this one. Okay, we’re done typing,let’s duplicate the layers. First, we need to extend the Essential Graphics layer until the end of the title animation. After that, hold the Alt key combined with the left mouse button and then drag it up one track above. This will duplicate the track. Now it’s time to apply a bunch of effects to the layers. Inside the Effects panel we’re first going to search for Drop Shadow.

You’ll find it under Video Effects, Perspective. Apply this one only to the text layer on track number 3. Next, we’ll look for the Transform effect. You’ll find it under Video Effects, Distort. Apply this to the text layer son tracks number 3 and 2. And the last effect that we’re going to apply is the Gaussian Blur effect.

You’ll find this one under Video Effects, Blur & Sharpen. Apply this one only to the text layer on track number 2. For the next step, select the text layer on top and then move over to the Essential Graphics panel. Select the first layer and then change the color into white. And do the same for the second layer,also change this one into white. Now we’ve got a completely white text layer, which we’re going to use or the shine effect. Inside the Effects Control panel we’re going to move over to the Opacity section. Then click on this Pen icon to enable the Free Draw Bezier tool and then draw a mask like this. We’re going to enable key frames for the Mask Path by clicking on this stopwatch icon. intro for youtube

This will automatically create the first key frame. Then move a bit forward in time and then change the position of the mask. This will create the second key frame, and, as you can see, we’ve now created this animation with the two key frames. For the next steps select the text layer on track number 3.

Then, inside the Effects Control panel scroll down to the Transform effect. For this layer we’re going to enable key frames for Scaling. Put the first key frame at 100%a bit forward in time and then create another one by changing the value to 65%. And to make the animation a bit more smoother, we’re going to add an Ease Out to the first key frame and then an Ease Into the second one. This is the animation that we created with the two key frames. We can also temporarily disable track number 2 to see what we’re doing. You can do this by clicking on this Eye icon on the left side of the track. Now we can see better where we’re working on.

The next effect that we’re going to adjust is Drop Shadow. Here we’re going to enable key frames for the Direction. The first key frame with 135°should be moved to the beginning. Then move a bit forward in time and change the value to around one time and 75°. This will create another key frame. Move that one to the end of the title animation. Not much to be seen now, because we first need to change the values for Softness and Distance. I’ll set Distance to 70 and Softness to 45. And now when I scrub through the timeline, you can see that the shadow is moving behind the text.

Next, we’ll select the text layer on track number 2, and, of course, also re-enable it. Then again, inside the Effects Control panel scroll down to the Transform effect. There, we’re going to change the scaling. we’ll set this one to 400%. Now we’ve got a lot of huge letters which we’re going to blur out. We’ll use the Gaussian Blur effect and set Blurriness to 300.

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And I will also enable‘Repeat Edge Pixels’. Maybe 300 is a bit too soft,so let’s turn this into 250. Now we’ve got some subtle blurring letters in the background. We’ll also animate this, so we’re going to enable key frames for Position. Move the first key frame that Premiere created to the beginning and then create another key frame by changing the horizontal position. And again, put that key frame at the end of the title animation. This effect is quite heavy for your computer. I’ve got a PC with enough resources, but if I give this a playback it will stutter, for sure. To fix that, we can go to Sequence and then select ‘Render in to out’. Now Premiere will render the animation and after that, playback will go smoothly.

Okay, one more step left, and that is adding blur to the beginning and the end of the title animation. First, we’re going to nest all the layers into one new sequence. Select all the layers and then right-click and select Nest. You can name this into anything you like and click OK. And now we’re going to use the same Gaussian Blur effect that we used earlier to this nested sequence. And here we’re going to enable key frames for Blurriness. Put the first key frame with value 0 around here, then create another one,move a bit forward in time and change the value to 300.

And we should also enable‘Repeat Edge Pixels’. The key frame with value 300 should be placed at the end and we’ll need to create another one with 300 and this will be put in the beginning. That’s it! Now all we’ve got left is to render the sequence and we’re good to go. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and if you did, then please like the video. That really helps a lot to intro for youtube.

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