In today's video, I'm going to show you how you can add gradient fills to your titles in motion graphics in Premiere Pro. Let's get started.
So here in my timeline I have this text animation and this is actually a part of my essential titles pack which is available in my store so you can click up here to go check that out. But what if you wanted the text fill to be a gradient? How would you do that? So you can see here I have the graphic layer selected and from the essential graphics panel, you can see I have three different text layers.
So the middle one if I wanted this to be a gradient fill I can just click on fill and from solid I can use linear gradient or radial gradient. So if I choose linear gradient, I can then select this first color stop and choose orange for example.
And then the second stop let's choose like a purplish pink color and you can adjust the angle if you don't want it to be directly top to bottom. We can adjust this angle and you can see how it rotates around and here you can also choose to adjust how much of the purple you want in the gradient versus how much of the orange you want. So you can play around with these sliders to create more interesting gradients.
And if you click here, you can also add another color. So if you wanted to add three different colors, that's how you would do that. But if you don't want to add another color, you can just delete that.
But what about the strokes? If we select this text, which is just a stroke, it's not a fill. You can also add a linear gradient or a radial gradient to the stroke fill as well. So it's the same exact processes before just choose your colors and you're done.
You can also add shadows to your text and the shadows can have a gradient now. So you can see here that there's linear and radial gradient available for shadows as well.
And you'll notice next to stroke that there's a little plus icon and next to shadow. There's a plus icon as well. So this will allow you to add multiple shadows or multiple strokes. So for example, if I wanted to add another stroke to this, I could add a second stroke and you can increase the width and you can make this stroke a different color. So I didn't really know what these plus icons did before, but now you know that you can add multiple strokes and multiple shadows. And I'm Kelsey. Welcome back. If this video is helping you out so far, be sure to give it a thumbs up as well as subscribe. I want to give a special shout out to Envato Elements for sponsoring today's video.
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And after that seven day trial, you can get 70% off your first month using my link below. Alright, so now let's jump back into the gradient fills. So as you see here, we added a gradient fill to the text fill and to the stroke as well. But what if we want the background to be in the gradient? So I'm actually going to undo this and make the text white again so we can make the background a gradient. So what we can do is with this graphic layer selected, we can go to the rectangle tool.
We can just click and draw a rectangle that can be in the background.
And you'll notice that it created a shape 01 on top. We want to move this down in layers, so I'm going to bring this down below. Let's go to appearance and select fill and let's change it from a solid fill to the linear gradient. And you can see I've already selected the orange and the pink purple color. You can also choose the radial gradient if you prefer that. But one thing I want to show you after you hit OK, you can go over here to the selection tool and you'll notice that there is this line here that you can control.
So you can move this and make it a diagonal and you can drag it out to control how much space and blending you want between both of the colors. So if I drag this up here, I can also take this point and drag it down so you can play around with this line to get more even and spread out gradients. So now we have our nice animation with the gradient background. If you want the gradient to fade out, you can select the graphic layer, go to the effect controls and from the shape layer here, we can actually animate out the opacity so you can toggle animate to select a keyframe, move forward and then bring it down to zero.
So that way the background gradually fades out with the animation as well. So that's how you work with gradients.
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