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The NEW Essential Graphics Panel in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 (Spring Update)

October 31, 2019

Hey guys
if you’ve updated to the new Premiere Pro CC 2017 11.1 spring update you’ll
probably notice that titles are different we now have a new essential
graphics panel now the title or tool still exists it’s just now legacy you’ll
notice that there’s no title option from the new item menu in the project panel
you can still however hit command or control T to make a new title but
because the point of this tutorial is on the new essential graphics panel let’s
go ahead and explore this new feature so to get started go up to window and
select essential graphics panel now Premiere Pro has a bunch of pre-made
built-in templates you can work from from captions and subtitles all the way
to video game templates that are made in After Effects that’s right
you can export motion graphics templates from After Effects and you can fully
customize them here in premiere pro’s essential graphics panel this includes
updates to the color the font the size all of that this will replace the live
text template workflow but previously made live text templates will still work
also here you can choose from the list view or at the thumbnail view I prefer
the thumbnail view as you can use a zoom slider to increase the size of the
thumbnail to preview the graphics in the panel if you want to choose from one of
the templates first create a new sequence in your project panel then
choose a template from the essential graphics panel and drag and drop it into
the sequence it will then take a second to load the motion graphics template so
click on the title template in the sequence and then you’ll notice that it
will change to the Edit tab of the essential graphics panel once you click
on either of these layers the text or the shape layer you will see that
further editing capability is then expanded but if you try and edit the
text here by double clicking nothing will happen now this is the part
that I struggled with at first because it was quite confusing why can you edit
the text this was the way that live text templates work so doesn’t it make sense
to just double click here and edit unfortunately no, so it turns out that if
you want to update the text you need to go and select this new text icon in the
toolbar you will notice that when you click on it that you get the option for
a standard type tool or a vertical type tool so if we click on the standard you
will now see a red outline appear around the text in the program panel now you
can just click on the text and type in your new text I’ll just type out
Premiere Gal you can then move on to update the font and the size to update
the font you’ll need to first select all the text using command A and then choose
another font then you can use the slider tool to increase and reduce the size you
can adjust the tracking kerning letting and the baseline shift if you want to
you can also adjust the fill color of the text and you can add a stroke now
the only downside here is that we have less customization with the stroke in
the old titler tool you could choose from an inner or an outer stroke you
will notice that we do not have that option you can also add a drop shadow
but right now it’s hard to see unfortunately you can’t turn on the
transparency here you need to actually add a color map behind the title layer
in the sequence so you can see what the drop shadow looks like so let’s just go
down to new item and create a quick little new light-colored matte to lay
underneath the motion graphs template in the timeline now let’s go back up to the
text in the essential graphics panel and you can see that you can adjust the
opacity angle distance and the blur to the drop shadow you will now see that we
need to adjust the shape layers here so we can go and select that layer we can
scale up the graphic or if you don’t want them you can simply delete it by
clicking on that layer and then hitting delete okay so let’s say if you wanted
to make a new title from scratch how do we do that simply select the text tool
from the toolbar and then click in the black
area of the program panel this will start a new title now let’s just go
ahead and make a lower third and I’m going to show you how to save it as a
motion graphics template so I’m just going to type out Premiere Gal and I’m
going to change the font to a new typeface and then over here in the align
and transform area you can adjust the position of where the text is or my
favorite new feature is that you can go down and select the selection tool and
then move the title in the program panel to whatever desired location that you
want in the frame now let’s say you want to insert a logo or a graphic no problem
simply click on a new layer icon here in the essential graphics panel and it will
ask you what type of new layer you want to make you can choose from text
vertical text rectangle ellipses and from a file in this case let’s select
from file and I’m going to choose to import the GAL logo now obviously it’s
way too big right now so let’s just click on a layer and scale it down using
the scale tool if this lock icon is blue it means it’s turned on and it will let
you scale down the graphic proportionally you can also scale it
down proportionally by clicking and dragging a corner you do not need to
hold the shift key as a lock is turned on now let’s add a rectangle behind the
text all you have to do is go to new layer and select rectangle a new
rectangle will appear in the program panel now I’m going to make the fill white
and change the size and location to be in line with the text and the new logo
that I added you can scale up the view of the program viewer by clicking on the
drop-down next to fit and change in scale so this is something we couldn’t
do in the titler tool so once you get it in the place that you like you’ll
realize wait a minute how do I bring the text and logo in front of the rectangle
well the layers here in the essential graphics panel actually function like
layers in Photoshop so all you have to do is go over and drag the rectangle
layer below the text in the logo layer and then it will be behind so
then we can make further adjustments like changing the font color so it’s
easier to see and make any other further adjustments you like so let’s say that
you want to use the same style the same lower third in future videos well this
is easy all you have to do is save it as a motion graphics template just right
click on the text in the timeline and select export as a motion graphics
template you can export it to your central graphics panel to your local
drive or even better you can export it to the Creative Cloud library which you
can share with other team members if you’re on a team project file so I’m
just going to export it to the essential graphics panel and then when you go back
to the panel you will see that now our lower third is there you can also make
new folders by clicking on the folder icon and then you can right-click on the
new template you made and move it to a new folder then you can choose this
template as a starting point in your future videos so that’s it I hope you
guys found this useful and if you have any questions please leave a comment
below if you go to my Patreon page you can get a free new Premiere Pro and
video editing template each month when you donate five dollars or more I make
new video production tutorials every week so I’ll see you guys very soon bye


  • Reply Laura Brown September 7, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Thank you! So helpful.

  • Reply Abdalla Khairy September 12, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Thank you so much, I've been struggling for two hours trying to edit a small simple text!

  • Reply Riyaz Ibrahim September 14, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Bro..plz help me…
    why Essential graphics option not seen in my premiere pro cc???..
    In the workspace also it is missing

  • Reply byoblu September 15, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    thanx a lot. It's nevertheless a pity that we lost the ability to launch the old title editor. I tried CTRL-T but it doesn't open the old editor: it just launches the creation of a new graphic element with the new editor.

  • Reply Elevated Trail September 18, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Sweet. Let's add 10 steps to what used to take one.

  • Reply Kimarnic September 18, 2017 at 5:24 pm


  • Reply Connor Carbon September 22, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Adobe must be Benjamin Button because they're growing BACKWARDS every year. Thanks for helping us get past these ridiculously unintuitive (AND UNDOCUMENTED) changes

  • Reply thymen ooijevaar September 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Jesus Christ why do they keep doing insane shit like this? I shouldn't need an 8 minute video to re-learn what i've been able to do for years. WTF Adobe.

  • Reply Devary Shmaya-Smart September 29, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    when you start a sentence with "the only downside" you are mistaken. There is much that is downside and unfortunate about these updates. As always, an essential objective of the Adobe business model is to keep trainers employed in perpetuity.

  • Reply Xzadfor Spacefox September 30, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    How about styling text like the old titler? I like to do an inner stroke or add colors inside large text. Thanks

  • Reply Lights Camera Gaming September 30, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I can't even see the text I'm typing. It's just a red box.

  • Reply Konstantin Lobanov October 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Today is November, but the panel is still working badly. Premiere Pro crashes from time to time because of it. Interface really frustrating and SLOW. I have no idea where the rulers?!

  • Reply So's Reel Thoughts October 2, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Thank uuuuuu so much for this! Needed this so badly!

  • Reply Kat October 3, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    this is so extra

  • Reply Ron Johnson October 8, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    I don't need to put the text in a folder or color it or reshape the text – that's pretty straight forward, I think. But how, damn it, do you fade in and out? Wow?! You don't mention this at all.

  • Reply RockstarBruski October 10, 2017 at 6:02 am

    Thank you for making this tutorial it really helps unfortunately Adobe changed something that was fairly simple yet powerful into something very confusing and somewhat Limited. I'm trying to learn this so hopefully you'll do more on the essential Graphics part of premiere. Also please do tutorial on how to import legacy titles and templates. Thanks enjoy living in norcal. Cheers! 😎

  • Reply PogieJoe October 12, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Thanks so much for this tutorial. I was so confused when I updated and couldn't find the title feature. haha

  • Reply mobettah October 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Great video! Thanks for making it. Very clear and concise and for a relative rookie to Premier it was very helpful!

  • Reply Premiere Gal October 20, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks all for watching! For those of you waiting for more updates you definitely need to check out the Premiere Pro 2018 Essential Graphics updates in my latest video:

  • Reply Bike Life Pinas October 22, 2017 at 3:35 am

    This is SUPER! Thanks for helping out. I have subscribed just because of this video. 🙂

  • Reply Sebastian Morteo October 25, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    too much problems of UX. Why do that with something that was fine!

  • Reply Auranel Productions October 25, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Great video, thanks. FYI for closed captions, a lot of people on forums are using an older version (2015.3) to make them because CC isn't working right now. I'm using it too. I'm beginning to hate Adobe and wish I'd gone with Final Cut instead. Am going to research changing, as I have to do so many things outside of Premiere Pro, like create a custom thumbnail for posting online. Will probably do all my titles in Photoshop and After Effects for the time being.

  • Reply Dave E October 28, 2017 at 9:43 am

    what was wrong with the old way… i thought it was ok i wasnt thinking… oh, this editor is so crappy i wish it was better. nobody asked for this! this is about as bad as the time to guys removed the video shuddler toggle under the video preview window.

  • Reply RPM Films Productions October 29, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    thank u i was soo confused …but u solved my problem thank u

  • Reply David Counsell November 13, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Excellent tutorial – thanks!

  • Reply Vladimir Poutine November 16, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Wow, so counter intuitive – I want my old title editor back, Adobe is the worst!

  • Reply Iris Fritschi-Cussens November 17, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Thank you so much for this! Really concise and helpful.

  • Reply Abrobra TV November 18, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    this sucks

  • Reply Hetnon Freitas November 19, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Adobe suxs

  • Reply Fantasi Creation November 23, 2017 at 9:12 am

  • Reply Mad Dog Malcs November 23, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Thanks, this was driving me crazy! 😀

  • Reply Kevin Fox November 30, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    I've been with Adobe for almost 14 years. Looking seriously at other platforms now. Tired of having to re-learn what was great software. Let's take the best feature of Premiere (live titles) and trash it. It's getting old. My subscription expires this year. Not sure I will renew.

  • Reply Mark Horner December 9, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Fantastic tutorial. Thanks for removing the mystery & frustration. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Reply WSA Channel December 25, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    why in my adobe premiere the graphics option are not showing please help me

  • Reply Video works January 6, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    nice thanks

  • Reply Anthony Jones January 16, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Good video for an unnecessary & counter-intuitive change.

  • Reply DEKO 37 January 23, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    WOW! Thanks, I was so frustrated by this until I found this tutorial.

  • Reply Thujey Ngetup January 26, 2018 at 4:07 am

    btw how can we make shape in title like in old one!! I prefer old title method!!

  • Reply thebensho February 10, 2018 at 12:01 am

    I just want to know one thing: Can I underline text using this new title tool? Ctrl+u isn't working (still works on Legacy). I'm almost done a project and have been using the new title system for the first time, but now I need to underline something. Do I have to re-make the title in Legacy?

  • Reply nlee1974 March 3, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Hi, thanks for the tutorial.
    In the essential graphics templates in a "Titles" folder, there is a "classic logo presents" template. How do I replace logo dummy with my logo and save all the animation of the dummy logo?

  • Reply napynap March 8, 2018 at 6:14 am

    I followed your instructions, and it worked well for me. However, I could not find a way to add drop shadow/stroke etc to a file logo. It's not there I think.Thanks for the video!

  • Reply Nicholas Petersen March 15, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    @PremiereGal – You can see the transparency grid in Premiere, so there's no need to create a new color matte to see the drop shadow. Look in the panel settings (wrench icon) in the Program Monitor and about 2/3 of the way down you'll see "Transparency Grid" – click on it to enable the transparency grid, and then do the same thing to turn it off. It's not as slick as the AE button, but it's in there.

  • Reply Geekritique March 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I'm a bit confused. I have all those same Essential Graphics folders, but when I click them nothing drops down. Do I need to have After Effects installed to see the templates?

  • Reply Bleveret March 24, 2018 at 2:03 am

    When I exported my file as usual, my rolling credit wasn’t rendered out to my exported file. It just leaves a blank black space in my video. Could you help me fix this problem?

  • Reply [[InMusicWeTrust]] March 26, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    I literally spent an hour trying to figure out how to edit the text. Can't believe it was in the "T" symbol all along. Thanks for the vid <3
    Really helped.

  • Reply Joshua Barry March 29, 2018 at 2:38 am

    There is a title graphic for a logo that has the logo zoom in and fade in but its integrated in the template. How do I do the same with my logo?

  • Reply transgreaser ftm March 29, 2018 at 8:02 pm


  • Reply Premiere Gal April 2, 2018 at 3:04 am

    Some of you asked where you can get .mogrts (motion graphics templates) other than Adobe Stock. Envato Market just released a bunch of .mogrts in their VideoHive market place, check it out here, just install them in the Essential Graphics Panel from the "Browse Tab":

  • Reply ocubex April 3, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Am I the only one struggling with the new essential graphics panel? Takes me way too long to do simple titles. I'm constantly having to go back to the legacy title panel.

  • Reply jyunte April 10, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Good to see (part of) your presentation today at NAB! Glad I found this video… You said it was here, and it was! Thank you!

  • Reply skydigital studio April 23, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    i have no essential panel in my adobe 2017 what can i do

  • Reply Luke learns stuff May 18, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Thank you Gal!!! <3

  • Reply Andrés Villeta Astacio May 27, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Hi Premiere Gal. I got a question. I want to do this effect ( but with .PNG files. I want a photo to reveal when somebody passes by. I can only seem to do it with texts, but not .PNG files. Can you help me out with this one?
    Thanks a lot and amazing videos!

  • Reply Gavin Downes May 28, 2018 at 2:58 am

    thank you so much

  • Reply David Macara June 5, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    This new text workflow represents an abysmal implementation imo. Impractical, fiddly, and produces very poor results. The lack of coherent alignment options in particular rends this update near useless.

  • Reply nalan jos June 13, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Nice..pls sent me ur premiere pro software link to download.

  • Reply Daniel Byrne June 16, 2018 at 2:34 am

    Great video! I am wondering how you get squares and circles. I think I read that holding shift while changing size will forces equal measurements but that doesn't work for me. The scale lock doesn't do anything, Any ideas?

  • Reply Andrés Villeta Astacio June 29, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Hi Premier Gal, I got a question.

    If I have a text, a logo and a rectangle on my essential graphics. But I want it to select them all and animate it to open from left to right. Is there a way I can select all or group all my elements so I don't have to go individually into each one and keyframe it?

    Thanks for your amazing content.

  • Reply Talia's Touch July 3, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    I don't like that you never showed what happens after you made that text. Does it move? I was searching for motion graphics on text, and I found your video, which was unhelpful because I still don't know if my text is going to move in and out in a cool way. There are so many steps and you move around so fast, it's hard to follow!

  • Reply theprincesslifeps July 6, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Wow Premiere Gal, you made this look easy. I am very new to Premiere and the txt tool has been driving me crazy. Thank you so much.

  • Reply NewryChristianCentre July 8, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Fabulous, just what I was looking for…

  • Reply Félix Côté July 8, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Do you know if it is the same thing for PC? I run the 2018 version at the moment, but i cant the font. The only option that I have it to change the colors and the sizes

  • Reply Premiere Gal July 18, 2018 at 10:37 am

    ⭐You can now get unlimited .mogrts (motion graphics templates) for your Essential Graphics Panel with Envato Elements for just $16.50 per month:

  • Reply Mahtb Alm July 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    What is that font you are using in your video

  • Reply PantherGirl Simmer July 29, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    you didn't show how to work with shapes? I want to add a quote type shape. I'm not getting the options for shapes is there some plugin or something that I need? I have the latest version of premiere pro cc. Thank you

  • Reply Blaze Gaming August 19, 2018 at 4:53 am

    Can u tell me plz how to make a good intro
    For War Robots[WR]

  • Reply Angelo Bass August 23, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    i don't have Essential Graphics in Premiere Pro CC 2017 11.0 :/ how can i see it or update?

  • Reply Ivan Engler August 29, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    very helpful video, to the point. thanks.

  • Reply def1ance September 4, 2018 at 11:38 am

    TO EVERYOINE READING THIS! Instead of using CTRL+T Go to File/New/Legacy Title and you will have the original Text editing! Good luck! 🙂 Thanks for this video btw Gal! 😀
    Edit: U can also to to Edit/Keyboard Shortcuts and change the CTRL+T shortcut to the Legacy Title! 🙂

  • Reply Premiere Pro September 10, 2018 at 7:32 pm


    I saw a huge text preset pack for premiere pro, you can use them by a simple drag and drop, also it supports any font.

    Text Preset Pack for Premiere Pro

    hope you enjoy it.

  • Reply Premiere Pro September 10, 2018 at 7:32 pm


    I saw a huge text preset pack for premiere pro, you can use them by a simple drag and drop, also it supports any font.

    Text Preset Pack for Premiere Pro

    hope you enjoy it.

  • Reply leokimvideo September 18, 2018 at 5:57 am

    Phew thats one of the best videos on this new titler. I have used the old style since the mid 90's and this change was like being hit by a train. Mind you it's well overdue

  • Reply Anteneh Girma September 22, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    I don't see the Essential Graphics tab on workspaces ???

    Mine version is Pro CC 2017

    What kind I do ?

  • Reply Blue Sera Films September 24, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    They've really messed up Titles imo..

  • Reply Stine Munk Jensen January 10, 2019 at 6:55 am

    So lost lol I just want a title on a black background. Can't even get that window open. Sigh

  • Reply Master Mind January 17, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    I have installed Premiere 2017 , but it does'nt have Essential Graphic Panel ..
    Can someone help me pleas?

  • Reply Issa Caga January 18, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Does this essential graphics panel exist to Windows??

  • Reply Technical ARS January 18, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Thank You Very Much Sist. I was in Trouble for months because how i can rename that essential graphics texts and watched this video and done thanks a lot !

  • Reply JoeDan54 January 21, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Funny, there's a far more actually essential graphics option by clicking File > New > Legacy Title.

  • Reply Daryl January 28, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Thank you!

  • Reply Highness February 11, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Scrolls down the comments.
    Looks like I'm not the only one feeling the burn.
    TIL DaVinci

  • Reply Sarah Martin March 5, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    I cannot drag the graphic from the timeline to the Project Panel. When I try my mouse cursor is the fist with the no symbol and the graphic won't drop. Please help?

  • Reply Leroy Grégory March 6, 2019 at 2:03 am

    Essential my ass!

  • Reply drumstudio2000 March 13, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    when I drag an essential graphic premier does not show anything on my program window. How can I fix this? No essential graphic is working. Thanks

  • Reply Chris McIntosh March 26, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Cannot drag any 'essential graphics' into my sequences, and when I select 'copy to my library' hoping that could fix it, it crashes Premiere. this is fun

  • Reply Paul Jacobs April 10, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Great tutorial. Thank you for posting this. Will save so much time having to jump between Ae and Premiere.

  • Reply enagid April 27, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Gal, what if after using a template for a while you want to modify it, and want to have this modification automatically reflected in all the instances where you already used this template? How do you do it? Thanks, Edo

  • Reply Imaproshaman May 2, 2019 at 1:53 am


  • Reply Web Guru May 8, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Thanks for this great intro! Very helpful and useful.

  • Reply Skeftomai May 31, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    If you save the template in your hard drive, how can you import it in another project?

  • Reply playlists June 17, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Adobe deliberately make UI and UX illogical to stop us heathens from doing creative jobs.

  • Reply My food program June 26, 2019 at 1:57 am

    please help me why in my adobe premiere 2017 11.0.1 version are not showing graphics option please help me what is the reason

  • Reply شوارع إفريقيا July 11, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    i havent essenstial graphic under windoo menu…what i should do

  • Reply Kristine Moreno August 1, 2019 at 7:57 am

    How to use special characters on essential graphics?

  • Reply mike schulte August 4, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    So now you have to be an astronaut to create a title card. Cool.

  • Reply Joe Muscarella August 6, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Awesome tutorial – thank you

  • Reply Michael Cohen September 12, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    If i want to animate the different layers in a graphic, do I need to open the template in AE? What about making a build – do I need to create a different graphic for each item or can I build the layers using keyframes?

  • Reply Simon Rogers September 23, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    How do you put an image into an essential graphic and make it have the same animations as the text?

  • Reply Steven Yi Lin September 27, 2019 at 2:11 am

    Doesn't make ANY SENSE at all why Adobe would not let people just double click the box on the sequence, but instead make u click on an additional tool first… was it always like this?

  • Reply Script Sleuth October 9, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Wonderful tutorial! This really changes the game. I've been clunking around with the Legacy Titles…ugh

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