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Adobe Premiere – Video Inside Text

January 23, 2020

It’s easy to fill a title with video using
Adobe Premiere. Let’s create a title that has fire inside
of it. First, edit a clip to an empty sequence. Then edit a title on top of that clip segment
within a sequence. Then place the clip that you want to put inside
the title onto video track 3. Once that’s done, navigate over to the project
pane, and click on the effects tab. Twirl down the disclosure triangle for the
video effects category, and then the channel category. Look for the set matte effect and drag it
onto the clip you’ve placed on video track 3. Navigate to the source window, and click on
the effect controls tab. Within the Set Matte Parameter, change the
layer from Video 3 to Video 2. So now, you should have the fire inside the
text layer. Okay, to make the title stand out, let’s apply
a glow to it. Navigate back to the effects tab within the
project pane, and twirl down the disclosure triangle for the stylize category. Find the alpha glow effect and drag it onto
the clip segment on Video track 3. Okay, the default color of the glow will be
yellow, so to change that, navigate back up to the effect controls, and click on the start
color. In this example, I will change the glow start
color to white. This will help separate the text layer from
the background layer. Okay, it’s that easy. For other great tips like this, or to enroll
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  • Reply Digital Media Code June 4, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Nice Tutorial. 

  • Reply RuffneckRaven October 15, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    What about when my title is animated? I'm working on a title where the text is scaling down, and I used your technique but the matte doesn't render inside it correctly. It renders on top of it.

  • Reply Testando November 1, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    I'm getting a single frame of the image before it appears inside the text, but i did exactly the way you showed. It is happening everytime i use this effect 🙁 What could be happening?

  • Reply Troll Face July 18, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    00:06 when he's jumping in the air, did he Fart at that point?

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