Sunday, January 4, 2015

Inspiration: The Best Title Sequences of 2014 from Art of the Title

Art of the Title not only creates their list of the Best Title sequences of 2014, but they furnish some background and give production credit where credit is due.

Check out Art of the Title's list and article here.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Inspiration: The Six Million Dollar Man from Art of the Title

Some title sequences have to shoulder more story-telling load than others.  Sometimes the premise is uncommon enough that very few viewers will understand it without help.

One of my favorite shows as an 8 year old boy was the Six Million Dollar Man, and the situation was pretty well-defined by the time the opening credits were over.

An astronaut flying an experimental plane crashes, nearly dies, and turns into a combination of Borg and secret agent through the creative use of after-market parts.

The Art of the Title has the details on how it all came together...40 years ago.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Free S4T Title Template plus Texture: Mystify

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S4T Texture Vapor.png (click to enlarge)
We've been introducing ways to work with the texture mapping feature inside Premiere Pro's Title Designer in recent weeks.

In this template, we furnish two different text objects with slightly different takes on the same texture mapped into the same text but with a few adjustments in strokes and shadows, etc.

By altering the textures alpha scale attribute, you can create semi-transparent effects like what we're doing here...then with a shadow that is a bright color instead of dark, you can create some rather convincing 'glow' kinds of effects right in the Title Designer.

Textures are everywhere...this one was created inside Photoshop with the Render-Clouds effect.  By loading this texture into Photoshop, you can create further changes to it to create different effects.  Explore and try all kinds of weird stuff...often, this is where the discoveries happen.

Download this free template and the included texture here. 


As always, our document on placing Premiere Pro Title Templates so you can find them in your template dialog is available here, and our Free and Premium products are available at and CS6 and CC/CC 2014 users can also find our free typestyles, our 2013 free templates, and our Premium Typestyle and Template library on

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro Title Template: Gray Oval

Sometimes you need a simple template to build on...a shape...some text...some strokes and shadows and metallic sheens...

Just add some imagination to customize it to suit your purpose.

This template is a generic logo waiting for your text and your colors for your project.

As always, it was completely created in Premiere Pro's Title Designer and can be loaded and edited there as well.

Download this S4T Title Template here.  If you need information on how to place Premiere Pro Title templates on your system, check out the link in the right margin for a free PDF.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Style4Type now available on Adobe Exchange

CS6, CC, and CC 2014 users can now find both free and premium S4T Premiere Pro Titler Products on Adobe Exchange.

Follow these links to downloads from Adobe Exchange:

S4T 45 Free Premiere Pro Typestyles

Style4Type 2013 Free Title Templates

S4T Premium Premiere Pro Titler Typestyles and Templates

Of course, the download links at are still available as they always have been.  There are lots of options to employ Style4Type for time-saving ways to raise the production value of your titling in Premiere Pro.

As always, we are more than happy to answer to hear from you if you send us a message at

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro Title Template: More Texture Variations

Continuing with the texture theme, we've taken the S4T Texture Metal Grill file and applied it in three different ways in this title to show you the wide variations to can achieve with the way you implement textures in Adobe's Title Designer.

If you haven't already, be sure to download the Metal Grid logo and texture file here.

Then download this Free S4T Title Template for your library and take a look at what you can do with textures.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro Title Template plus Texture: Metal Grill

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Here's another title template along with a texture for you.  

We've used the same texture on the foreground text and the background shape with some different settings to show the variation that can be achieved with one texture.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro Title Template: Through the Porthole

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Combining your titles with some additional picture or graphic content can add significant visual interest to your video project.

S4T has a Title Template that will get you started doing just that.

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We're showing you the template over white, over video, and over a graphic to give you some ideas on how you might use this template.
Template over a graphic (click to enlarge)

By using a transparent, solid black background in the title, the background image color becomes the base of your palette, with a clear view f the image in the "porthole" frame.

Feel free to modify any of the properties in the template with the Title designer, inside of Premiere Pro.

Download this Free S4T Title Template here.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

S4T Tip: Saving Custom Premiere Pro Title Templates (It's only weird the first time...)

 If you are a person having a difficult time figuring out how to save your own custom title template in Premiere Pro's Title Designer, you aren't alone.

To call the process 'unintuitive' is probably charitable, but once you understand the language and the odd interface design, it's actually extremely simple...there are, quite literally, 3 steps.
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Step 1 is illustrated on figure 1...find the 'Templates' icon and click on it.

Step 2 is laid out in figure 2.  You need to go to the top/right of the templates dialog and click on the unlabeled button, which opens the panel menu.

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Step 3 is to forget everything you know about the terminology used in every other part of Premiere Pro, because you won't see a 'save' option of any kind in that menu.  To store the title you're currently working on as a template that you can recall later, choose 'Import Current Title as Template'.  Yes, I know that importing something already in the project seems odd...even 'Export Current Title as Template' would make more sense if 'Save Template' is somehow unworkable..but there you have it.

For information on how to save S4T Free Templates to your library or where the templates are located on your system, download our docs on the topic here.