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Lesson 8. Titles and Credits > Adding a title to the timeline

Adding a title to the timeline

Once you have created a title, the file is automatically added to your Media window. Titles are interpreted by Premiere Elements as still image files, and after you create a title in the Title Designer, you must place it into the timeline just as you would do a clip.

1.
Click on the 08_OpeningTitle.prtl clip you just created, and drag it from the Media window into the very beginning of Video Track 1. If necessary, drag the clip as far to the left as it will go, to ensure it starts at the beginning of the timeline.

2.
Click and drag the current-time indicator to the end of the title clip. The time counter should read 5 seconds (00;00;05;00). The default clip length for titles created in the Title Designer is 5 seconds, however you can manually lengthen or shorten the duration of any title clip with your selection tool.

Note

To change the default duration of title clips in Premiere Elements, choose Edit > Preferences > Still Images. The Default Duration is 150 frames, which equals 5 seconds. (There are 30 frames per second.) So, for example, if you wanted your titles to be 3 seconds long, you would change the Default Duration to 90 frames.

3.
Place your cursor over the end of the title clip, making sure the cursor changes to the Trim Out tool () and then click and drag the end of the clip until it snaps to the beginning of the next clip.

4.
Press the Home key to place the current-time indicator at the beginning of the timeline and then press the spacebar to view your project. After the title ends, press the spacebar to stop playback.


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