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Neil Anderson
How to add a background to a text box? (Updated question)
on Mar 11, 2018 at 10:25:06 am

Hi,

Adding this question again because I don't think I made my problem clear the first time around...

I'm trying to add a simple text box with a colored background in Premiere Pro CC 2017.0.2.

I hit Ctrl-T to bring up the text tool and can add text as an overlay to the video.



I want to add a colored background to the textbox only but when I click the 'background' checkbox it adds a background which covers up the entire video.



How do I add a background to the text box only so I can still see the video underneath? Like this:



I must be missing something really obvious, right?

Thanks very much for your help,
Neil


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Ann Bens
Re: How to add a background to a text box? (Updated question)
on Mar 11, 2018 at 10:33:55 am

Background option is for the entire screen.
You make a separete rectangular to go under the text.
Open All Panels
There you will find the Legacy title tools.

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Neil Anderson
Re: How to add a background to a text box? (Updated question)
on Mar 11, 2018 at 12:24:31 pm

Thanks Ann!

So I add a rectangle, and then add some text, and then click the selection tool to resize the rectangle around the text.

That is completely bizarre way but it works :-)


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Ann Bens
Re: How to add a background to a text box? (Updated question)
on Mar 11, 2018 at 3:02:33 pm

Its not bizar, legacy title has been like that ever since Premiere Pro 1.0.

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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: How to add a background to a text box? (Updated question)
on Mar 11, 2018 at 7:45:29 pm

Or...get the free script from Motion Boutique:

https://www.motionboutique.com/textbox/

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Neil Anderson
Re: How to add a background to a text box? (Updated question)
on Mar 28, 2018 at 8:02:23 am

Awesome, thanks Joe! Sorry I would have thanked you sooner but I just saw your comment.
Thanks,
Neil


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