Advanced Title Effects

Advanced Title Effects

Creating Advanced Title Effects in Pinnacle Studio

With Pinnacle Studio, you can create unique custom titles for your videos or for your picture slideshows. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create more advanced titles, working with shape and text layers. You’ll also learn how to add motion and effects to your titles to make more exciting and animated videos or slideshows!

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Adding Text Layers

Double-click on the first title on A/V Track 1 to bring up the Title Editor. To add a secondary title to appear simultaneously, you can create multiple layers.

Click on Add Text Layer and a new text box will pop up. Type in the text that you want.

To make adjustments to a layer, click on the text layer you want to edit and you’ll see it is highlighted in orange. You can change the font type by making adjustments under Text Settings on the right.

Adding Shape Layers

To add a shape layer, click on the Shape tool icon and select your desired shape.

To change the color of the shape, head to the right of the screen under Look Settings.

  • Click on the drop-down arrow beside Face to open the options.
  • Click on the Fill box to change the color.
  • Click Apply.

Adjusting Layer Order

If you want to use a shape layer as a text background, drag the shape to where you want it placed. Then right-click on the text layer and select Order > Bring to Front.

Adding Image Layers

Drag the image you would like to add from your project bin on the left and drop it onto the preview pane.

Resize the image by dragging on the corner of the picture.

To add a shadow, click on Add Shadow details.

Click on the Fill box to change color and click Apply. If you want to change the shadow location, adjust the Offset bars.

To rotate the image, hover your mouse over the circle above your image and rotate it to your desired position.

Adding and Customizing Motion

If you want to add some motion to your image shape layer, click on the Motions tab at the top and select Enter. In this tutorial we are using #3 Page from Infinity. Click Play to preview the added motion.

On the timeline, the dotted line over the shape layer indicates the added motion. If you want to delete this motion, simply click on the X in the middle.

You can also adjust the duration of the motion by dragging the edge to make it longer or shorter. If you click preview, you’ll see the effects now happen at a faster speed.

To make this image to appear onscreen a few seconds later, adjust the start and end point of each layer by dragging on either end.

To add motion to your background shape layer and text layer at the same time:

  • Click on one of the layers you want to add motion to.
  • Hold down Ctrl on your keyboard and click on the second layer you want to add motion to.
  • You can see that both layers have now been highlighted.

  • Go up to Motions and select Enter, then #12 Barrel Roll.
  • Preview the titles, and you’ll see both the background shape and the text enter with the same motion effect.
  • Click OK to apply these changes.

Adding Special Effects to Text

Click on the FX icon on the left of the screen and select 2D-3D.

Scroll down through the FX library and click on Turbulent Edges. Now drag this effect down over top of the title on the timeline.

If you want to make adjustments to the effect, right-click on the title and select Effect > Edit > Turbulent Edges.

The Effect Editor dialog box will pop up. For this particular effect, we will decrease the Gain to about 17 and increase the Scale to 86.

Preview the title and you’ll now have a fun turbulent effect to your text.

Thanks for watching! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and we would love to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to visit our social media pages and show us what you’ve learned by sharing your photos, videos and creative projects with us.

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Comments (8)

  • Jinggo Reply

    Hi. Is there a Pinnacle 23 tutorial about creating a rotating globe? If yes, please point me to it. Thanks.

    July 16, 2020 at 9:38 pm
  • Guy Reply

    Hi corel I currently own pinnacle 23 ultimate and Im trying to get text to move from one side of the screen to another is there a way I can do that without using 3d text or enter/emphasis/end effects?

    June 1, 2020 at 12:43 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Guy,

      One alternative would be to use keyframes to control the position of your text over time. You can also use them to control size, rotation, and a variety of other variables as well. For more information check out our tutorial, Using Keyframes for Greater Editing Control.

      Discovery Center Team

      June 1, 2020 at 7:08 pm
  • P. Schumacher Reply

    Vorgestern habe ich mir das Programm Studio 23 Ultimate zugelegt. Da ich unbedingt noch alle funktionen lernen muss, bin ich hier gelandet. Leider verstehe ich diese Lernvideos nicht. gib t es das nicht auf Deutsch? Normalerweise spreche ich sehr gut englisch, aber das schnelle gebrabbel und dann auch noch sehr technisch geht gar nicht. Wo ist die deutsche Anleitung?

    April 25, 2020 at 10:18 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hallo P. Schumacher,

      Hier ist ein link zum Deutschen handbuch.

      Discovery Center Team

      April 26, 2020 at 4:03 pm
  • Mark H. Reply

    I would like to know if pinnacle studio has a title effect for individual letters turning instead of the whole word?
    Thank you. Mark H.

    April 18, 2020 at 9:48 pm
  • Ed Wittekind Reply

    I recently bought Pinnacle Studio 22 standard version, and it seems to be lacking features described in the Studio 22 User Guide pdf:
    No MOTIONS in the Title Editor
    No audio ducking
    No audio functions as described on p. 174
    No editing modes for trimming as on p. 69
    WHAT’S UP?

    September 26, 2019 at 2:34 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Ed,

      3D motion objects and audio ducking require the Pro or Ultimate editions of Pinnacle Studio, and are not available in the Standard edition, as are some of the audio and editing functions. You can find a full list of differences in the Pinnacle Studio 22 feature comparison chart.

      Hope this helps,
      Discovery Center Team

      September 26, 2019 at 7:10 pm

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