Pro Tips, Tutorials

How to Use the New Essential Graphics Panel in Premiere Pro CC

If you’ve heard, it’s true: the Titler tool in Adobe Premiere Pro has officially moved to the “legacy” section. You can still use the legacy Titler tool by hitting Ctrl+t or Command+ (Mac) while in your Project Panel. But, Adobe has plans to eventually out-phase it entirely. So, how do you make titles in the new Essential Graphics Panel?


Step 1

Select the “Type” tool from the toolbar. (You no longer go to “New Item” from the project panel. This is now gone.)


Step 2

Click anywhere in the Program Panel window and begin to type your text.


Step 3

To make further adjustments to the text, open up the Essential Graphics panel from “Window” in the top menu bar.


Step 4

Select the Edit Tab and and then click on the type layer to adjust the alignment and text style, including the font, tracking, fill, and stroke. The text must be highlighted and selected for changes to occur.


Step 5

If you want to add a rectangular background, click on the “New Layer” icon and select “Rectangle.” If you want to insert a graphic, click on “From File.” To move the rectangle behind the text, simple move the rectangular shape layer below the type layer. With the rectangle layer selected, you can resize and move the rectangle simply by clicking on a corner, or selecting it with the cursor and moving it to your desired location in the Program Panel.


Step 6

To add this graphic to the Project Panel, you need to click on it in the timeline and drag it into the panel. It will default to “Graphic” as the title, so you can click and hit Enter to rename.


Step 7

If you want to reuse this title as a template in the future, you can right-click on the graphic in the timeline and click on “Export as Motion Graphics Template.” You can rename it, and select the destination — your local drive, the Essential Graphics Panel, or your Creative Cloud library.


Step 8

If you select “Essential Graphics Panel,” your graphic will now appear under the “Browse” tab of the Essential Graphics Panel.


Step 9

Motion Graphics templates use the file extension “.mogrt” and you can now install “.mogrt” files into your Essential Graphics Panel by clicking on the “Install” button in the browse tab.


Step 10

Browse and use the many “.mogrt templates” Premiere Pro has pre-installed into the panel. To use and edit them, simply drag and drop the template into your timeline!

If you have any additional questions about the Essential Graphics Panel, leave a comment below. Be sure to watch the tutorial above for further guidance, and subscribe to the Premiere Gal YouTube channel for new video-editing and production tutorials each week.