Give your video project a slick professional edge with these easy-to-use FREE cinematic title presets for Premiere Pro.
The title editor in Premiere Pro is notorious for its lack of usability and overall bad design. Virtually every editor that has ever used Premiere has had the opportunity to browse the atrocious library of default text styles. However, you may not realize that you can customize and import custom style libraries by hand in Premiere Pro. But who has enough time to do something like that? We do!
Here are the default title styles in Premiere Pro. Notice how your eyes start bleeding while you stare at them.
And here are the Cinematic Title Styles created by RocketStock. Notice how normal and useful they are.
To make title design in Premiere Pro even faster (and to help you save time on your editing project) we’ve put together a helpful Cinematic Title Style library for Premiere Pro. The inspiration for these styles were the sleek, minimal styles found in contemporary Hollywood.
Here’s a quick tutorial about how to install and use the titles in Premiere Pro. A step-by-step text how-to follows the clip.
How to Install the Cinematic Title Style Library
STEP 1: Download the Style Library
To download the Cinematic Title Style library, simply click the download button at the top of this post. The download will be delivered in the form of a .zip file. Unzip the file and you will find the .prsl Style Library file and a PDF start guide.
STEP 2: Install the Fonts
The PDF included in the download has links to all of the fonts used in the style library. While all of the fonts are free to download (except Helvetica Neue), they aren’t necessarily free to use in all commercial work. Be sure to look for the individual rights before you export your project. Fonts can easily be installed by double-clicking and following the prompts on your computer.
STEP 3: Replace the Library
Now it’s time to get rid of the hideous default library in Premiere Pro. To get rid of it, navigate to the Title window. You can do this by simply creating a new title. Once inside the Title window, navigate to the small menu next to the Title Style tab near the bottom of the screen. Navigate to Replace Style Library and select the CinematicTitleStyles.prsl file included in the download. After you do this, you should see all of the cinematic styles inside your text style library.
STEP 4: Customize Your Titles
To use the title styles, simply create a new title and double-click on the style you want inside of the Title Style browser. You should immediately see your title change to the selected style. The pack features main titles and subtitles, both of which are necessary for creating stunning cinematic titles.
STEP 5: Take It One Step Further
Typically when it comes to creating truly cinematic titles, it will take a little more than simply stylizing a font. It helps to add some extra stylized elements into your scene to push it over the top. Included in the download above is an HD clip from Radium, an exclusive pack of 120 4K lens flares from the team here at RocketStock. For our example, we simply dropped in the lens flare and changed the blending mode (under Opacity in the Effects Controls window) to Linear Dodge.
When you’re creating cinematic titles, Radium is incredibly useful, quick, and easy to use. Here’s a quick demo of Radium in action.
You can learn more about Radium here on RocketStock.
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