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Steven Wills
Making a lower 3rd template using a Photoshop PNG with gradent.
on Mar 26, 2017 at 4:21:23 pm

I'm trying to import a Photoshop PNG (with a gradient for a lower 3rd) into the titler to use as a template. Then, I will hopefully be able to open the titler template and add the various names as needed to each one using the same font in the same place using two lines of text. One above the other.

I'm not having much luck with the gradient or, saving it as a template file. Also, can the font I use be the "default" for my template each time and in the same place? I think it can be done, I just need some instruction once I get past the gradient thing.

Thank you for the assist.


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Jeff Pulera
Re: Making a lower 3rd template using a Photoshop PNG with gradent.
on Mar 27, 2017 at 3:46:28 pm

Hi Steven

Once you have created a title in Titler, hit the little "T" button at upper left of Titler screen for New Title from Current Title and give it a different name. Then modify the text. By using the New Title button, you're using the current title as a template to create the new one.

I shoot dance recitals and need to create hundreds of titles for a weekend event (multiple programs). What I do is create the first title, with text formatted the way I want it. That will be my "template" moving forward. I can insert that same title between every act when roughing out the edit. To update titles for each act, I just double-click the "placeholder" title to open Titler, click New and name it, then update the text. The last step when returning to the timeline is to right-click the title and select Replace with > Clip from Bin

The placeholder title in the timeline is replaced by the newly created title, and any effects or transitions applied to placeholder are still on the new title as well then.

Thanks

Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor Computers


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Steven Wills
Re: Making a lower 3rd template using a Photoshop PNG with gradent.
on Mar 27, 2017 at 5:48:23 pm

Thank you Jeff.

I too have many of these to make (200) so this will be very helpful.

If you don't mind, could you also explain how to get my gradient PNG to import with the transparency so it will be imported along with the title template you suggested? When I try to import it, the transparency seems to stop half way through. Half is solid and the other half is completely transparent without any gradient at all. No bueno.

Thank you for your assistance.


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Jeff Pulera
Re: Making a lower 3rd template using a Photoshop PNG with gradent.
on Mar 27, 2017 at 6:54:37 pm

I didn't answer on the image file because I wasn't sure what to say. But thinking about it more, make sure the image is the same size as the video frame, for instance 1920x1080. If you are using something smaller, maybe that is the issue?

Thanks

Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor Computers


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Steven Wills
Re: Making a lower 3rd template using a Photoshop PNG with gradent.
on Mar 27, 2017 at 7:26:11 pm

As you can see, the graphic is not playing well inside of the titler and part of it is not showing (files attached).

I've included a screengrab, and the actual PNG file to compare.

Seems to me I'm just overlooking something, but I can't figure it out.
I "thought" it would be drag and drop. That seems to not be the case.

Can anyone help?



lower3rdv1.jpg



moxietalkmasterlower3rdv4.png


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Jeff Pulera
Re: Making a lower 3rd template using a Photoshop PNG with gradent.
on Mar 27, 2017 at 8:26:36 pm

I took your .png into Photoshop and it does not appear to have any transparency - the while area is solid background.

Also, the resolution is odd, being 1431x805.

I would go back to the drawing board - make a NEW image, starting at 1920x1080. Make sure to have at least 2 layers - the "Background" layer being transparent, then save as .png.

You can test a proper image by just dropping it into the Premiere timeline above a video clip - does the background show through properly? If it doesn't work in Premiere, not going to work in Titler.

Thanks

Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor Computers


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Steven Wills
Re: Making a lower 3rd template using a Photoshop PNG with gradent.
on Mar 29, 2017 at 12:44:14 am

I have received a new graphic (1920x1080) in PNG format. As you can see, when I place the PNG in the titler, the last part of it is still not showing. Any idea as to why this is happing and how to correct it?

I don't know why part of it is missing.

Thank you.

Here's the screen capture showing the problem in Titler:



Here is the actual PNG:



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Steve Brame
Re: Making a lower 3rd template using a Photoshop PNG with gradent.
on Mar 29, 2017 at 2:08:56 pm

Again, there is no alpha channel in that PNG(it's 24 bit), so there can be no transparency.

Steve Brame
creative illusions Productions


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Steven Wills
Re: Making a lower 3rd template using a Photoshop PNG with gradent.
on Mar 29, 2017 at 2:11:16 pm

Thank you, I will send it back to the designer and have it remade now that the problem has been identified.


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Steve Brame
Re: Making a lower 3rd template using a Photoshop PNG with gradent.
on Mar 29, 2017 at 2:12:25 pm

Simply ask for a Photoshop file(PSD). That should alleviate any misunderstanding, since the alpha channel will be there.

Steve Brame
creative illusions Productions


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Ann Bens
Re: Making a lower 3rd template using a Photoshop PNG with gradent.
on Mar 29, 2017 at 2:22:02 pm

The titler support transparancy but not a gradient.
Why not make the template in AE and use it as a Live Text template.
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/how-to/animated-text-titles-live-text....

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Steven Wills
Re: Making a lower 3rd template using a Photoshop PNG with gradent.
on Mar 29, 2017 at 2:46:23 pm

I had no idea the titler it didn't support a gradient.

I'll give you suggestion a try!

Thank you!


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Steve Brame
Re: Making a lower 3rd template using a Photoshop PNG with gradent.
on Mar 29, 2017 at 2:46:46 pm

"The titler support transparancy but not a gradient."

Sigh...and things like this are why I hardly ever create my titles in Titler.

Steve Brame
creative illusions Productions


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Steven Wills
Re: Making a lower 3rd template using a Photoshop PNG with gradent.
on Mar 29, 2017 at 2:59:17 pm

What would seem a very simple thing has taught me that Titler has many limitations unknown to me, and cost me many hours of time. For now, I'll just use two lines of video (one of the text and the other the graphic) and overlap them.

What I "thought" was a simple thing, has turned into a costly mistake and also shown me to check my designers work better, and also shown me "my" limitations. But, I have learned greatly from this and so it's not time completely wasted.

I'm humbled and embarrassed, but now more knowledgeable and empowered thanks to all of you.

Thank you for sharing the information and helping me through this.
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Hopefully,(!) this will be the end of this thread).


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Steven Wills
Re: Making a lower 3rd template using a Photoshop PNG with gradent.
on Mar 29, 2017 at 2:22:33 pm

I have just asked for the master PSD file so I can remake it as it should be. I make everything with Alpha so I completely overlooked that thinking everyone would (should) do the same. My bad. Now it makes perfect sense.


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Ann Bens
Re: Making a lower 3rd template using a Photoshop PNG with gradent.
on Mar 29, 2017 at 3:28:51 pm

Maybe I was not very clear. I meant a gradient with in a Graphics.
Dont think the Titler is very suited to add Graphics to.
You can make a gradient with e.g. a shape.

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