Thursday, January 30, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro L3rd Title Template: One Rivet

This is a lower third that, despite the rivet that would seem to hold it firmly in place, can be customized to your choosing.

Since the rivet is a separate element that can be copy/pasted within the Adobe Title Designer, feel free to add rivets as you see fit...if you're into that kind of thing.

Get this Free S4T Premiere Pro L3rd Title Template here.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro Title Template: Empire Fallen

Here's an Adobe Premiere Pro Title Template that will get you started on the road to creating your own epic based on dark magic and the power of good over evil and ultimate disappointment when it all come crashing down around the hero...or the villain...or the misunderstood genius who only lashes out maliciously at a world too cruel to see his sensitive side causing the product of his incredible talents to bring darkness to's a title template to start with before you get all carried away.

Download this Free S4T template here.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro Title Template and the Beachfront B-Roll Stock Footage Blog

Sometimes we find items on the web that may not be type-related, but they're too important not to pass along.  Beachfront B-Roll Stock Footage Blog would fall into that category.  A variety of stock footage in several categories, available in a variety of downloadable formats, usable in any project for free.

Yes...for free.

To clarify, our position at Style4Type is that such a resource, when utilized, deserves a credit on your production in large type face (some of which you might find in our 45 Free Typestyles for Premiere Pro...), but it's a fantastic source to add to your bookmarks, and all the founder, Jeffrey Beach asks is that you spread the word.
Fair enough.

The best way WE can spread the word is to do something like you see to the left...

We've created a custom title for the Beachfront B-Roll clip "1 Clip Mist the Boat"

Download the Stock Clip here (and check out the rest of Beachfront B-Roll here).

Then download the Free Premiere Pro Title Template here.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro L3rd Title Template

Here's a lower third that adds a little bit of elegance to your wedding video, your family video...or that corporate sales piece for the silver ribbon manufacturer.

All the standard S4T features apply:
-Completely created inside the Adobe Premiere Pro Title Designer
-Complete user access to every attribute from the Title Designer interface

Add this Free L3rd Title Template to your S4T Library by downloading it here.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

S4T Tutorial: Neon Effect

If you've seen the video that shows off our Style4Type Premium Typestyles & Templates, you may have seen the Neon Typestyles in action.  The Title Designer doesn't animate effects like the flickering in the video, but that still doesn't mean you have to leave Premiere Pro to achieve the effect.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

S4T Tip: Using Style4Type styles/templates with older versions of Premiere Pro

We test our typestyles and templates with Premiere Pro CS6 and CC, so we can be confident they'll work as expected in those versions of the software.

The topic of older versions of Premiere Pro has come up from time to time and our position on compatibility is this:

 1. The Adobe Title Designer has changed very little since Adobe Premiere (not "Pro") v6.5, when it was introduced in 2002.

I wrote extensively about it in my 2004 Focal Press book on Premiere Pro (version 1.0)...and almost as extensively in the 2014 Pearson/Adobe Press book I contributed to...

2. The file extensions have remained consistent and virtually all the attributes have remained consistent since then (though we haven't gone back and checked every last item in the interface in every version for the last decade.)

3. WHILE WE CAN"T GUARANTEE FULL COMPATIBILITY WITH VERSIONS OLDER THAN CS6, we suspect our products work relatively smoothly with a considerable range of past versions of Adobe Premiere Pro.

4.  If you have an older version of Premiere Pro, keep in mind that if the free S4T Base Typestyle Library works and the free templates work in your version, chances are pretty good everything up to and including our Premium Typestyle/Template product should work without issue.

*We've had user confirmation that Premiere Pro CS3 loaded and re-sized an S4T free template..

5. We urge you to do a test with our free resources before you purchase the Premium Typestyle/Template package to verify behavior in versions of Premiere Pro prior to CS6 for obvious reasons...

If you've tried to load S4T Templates or Typestyles into older versions of Premiere Pro, we'd love to hear from you about how well it worked...

S4T Tip: Installing Free S4T Title Templates on your system.

As our inventory of Free Premiere Pro Title Templates continues to build, we suspect that many users may want to know how to install them to make them easiest to use.

We've created a one-page PDF document that covers it for both Windows and Mac users that you can download here.

(...or you could just click on the image here to take a quick glance at the JPEG).

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Style4Type announces the release of S4T Base and Premium Title products and partnership with

Style4Type is pleased to announce the release of our new Premium Typestyle/Template Collection for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CC.  Along with the Premium package, which is priced at 19.95 USD, Style4Type has also released a set of 45 Typestyles ideal for everyday titling use, which can be downloaded for free.

"If an editor can save 30 minutes by avoiding having to create a typestyles or templates from scratch, the Style4Type Premium Typestyles and Templates have paid for themselves." said Tim Kolb of Style4Type.

Style4Type is also announcing that both the 45 Free Base Styles and the Premium Typestyle/Template Package will be available for download at  The website, created by Walter Biscardi, Jr of Biscardi Creative Media in Atlanta features working creative professionals sharing advice and tutorials.

Walter Biscardi Jr.
"The whole concept of the site was NOT to be just another 'here's how you push the buttons' tutorial site led by what I call professional trainers." Biscardi notes. 

"The site is designed to showcase working professionals sharing practical and creative advice to help you better your career and make more creative decisions in your projects.   Style4Type fits right into that concept.  Tim has been working with Premiere Pro longer than anyone I know and he's taken that practical knowledge to showcase a powerful tool that's been sitting right under our noses all along.  I just love the creative options Style4Type brings to our projects at Biscardi Creative and we're proud to be the distribution home of Style4Type at"

Style4Type Premium Typestyles and Templates package have more than 250 custom typestyles and more than 150 custom templates that can be loaded directly into the Adobe Premiere Pro Title Designer and customized by the user.  Style4Type Base Styles include 45 Typestyles and can be downloaded for free.

Both are available at .

Monday, January 20, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro Title Template: Wedding Portrait

The frame inside this template is ready for an image of the lovely couple...or the event chairman...or the specific fairy tale character your client has been inexplicably fixated on...

This title can be placed over a background, then your image can be inserted in the oval frame using Premiere Pro's Ultra Keyer.

Of course, every element can be edited directly inside the Premiere Pro Title Designer, so you can change the curves on the banner or text path or the shape of the frame as you's all up to you.

Download today's free Premiere Pro Titler template here.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro L3rd Title Template

Following up on yesterday's "Open Target" S4T title may need to add a lower 3rd to your project that ties in thematically with your main title.

We have anticipated your needs and have it ready to go.

I guess you might say we're kind of the "Q" of Premiere Pro Titles...

(In our best Bond movie "Q" voice...)  Would you just click here and download it already...

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro Title Template:Open Target

Undercover intelligence...mortal peril...or maybe just a sporting goods commercial.

This title template is designed to be the basis for your next project when some gun-sight graphics hit your titling target...bulls-eye.

Take a moment for the pun-induced nausea to subside, and then download today's Free S4T Premiere Pro Title Designer template by clicking here.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Breaking News! S4T Premium Typestyles and Templates Sneak Preview

We've been toiling away to create a set of title resources for Premiere Pro, and we're just days away from release.  S4T Premium Typestyles and Templates for Premiere Pro will unlock the potential of the Adobe's own Title Designer for your productions.

We've created a video to give you a peak at what's in store.  Enjoy...and watch this space for details.

Inspiration: Agatha Christie's Poirot Title Sequence

Agatha Christie's Poirot from London Weekend Television (now ITV), and aired in the United States on A&E and PBS as simply "Poirot" had a title sequence that really set the tone for the program.

The imagery brought the Art Deco feel of the 20s and 30s to the task of establishing the character in his era.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro L3rd Title Template

We haven't been featuring a wide variety of lower 3rd templates, so this week we're catching up...with a chisel edged, shiny chrome-like, layered template ready for your sports project, industrial/corporate video or other...shiny...chisel-edged, project.

Download this free S4T L3rd template and put it to work in your projects.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro L3rd Title Template

Soft-edge, blue, and left-justified...this lower 3rd is ready for your use inside Premiere Pro.

As with all our free templates, all the elements are created in Premiere Pro's Title Designer and you can customize any and all of it as you see fit.

Download this Free L3rd Template and add it to your library.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Inspiration: The X Files Title Sequence from Art of the Title

The X-Files was a bit of a phenomenon in the television environment of the early 90's.  In some ways the title sequence didn't call  special attention to itself as it just seemed like an extension of the program innovative component to an innovative project.

With a concept and effects work that represents legitimate accomplishment in the context of the early 90s, The X-Files title sequence can be reviewed at Art of the Title.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Information: Composite Linear Color and Premiere Pro Titles

Premiere Pro added a feature that compositors applauded in version CC.  The ability to use "Linear Light" (labeled as Linear Color) calculations in compositing operations.  You can find the check box at the bottom of the Sequence Settings dialog (indicated in red as you can see if you click on the graphic at left...)

If you work with the Title Designer in Premiere Pro and set opacity levels for an object or shadows, you might find yourself wondering why the typically WYSIWYG Title Designer composition frame is considerably less so when you place your title document into an edit sequence in Premiere Pro CC.

The key to this behavior is the feature we started with...the Sequence setting that enables you to composite using Linear Color.

The graphic shows the same title (using a neon typestyle from our forthcoming Typestyle and Template Collection) in three views.

You'll see that the top version is the title shown in the Title Designer interface, and it corresponds in a very WYSIWYG-ish way to the bottom view of the title actually placed on an edit sequence in Premiere Pro CS6...or Premiere Pro CC with Color Linear unchecked.  You can see that the middle view is the odd one out.  This is the title placed in a Premiere Pro CC sequence with "Composite in Linear Color" checked.

So...if you see unexplained changes in apparent opacity behaviors on your titles between creating them and placing them into your Premiere Pro CC edit sequence, you're not crazy (at least not because of this particular situation), it's likely the apparent difference between the Titler interface which does not show opacity compositing using Linear Color calculations...and the edit sequence, which by default, does...

Of course you can always just uncheck the "Composite in Linear Color" option...and while it will change how all compositing calculations are done on the sequence in question, your title opacity will return to WYSIWYG...just sayin'.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Inspiration: NBC's Dracula Title Sequence

There is a lot going on in this title sequence.  The text is actually the minority of the content in this visually complex series open for NBC's Dracula.

A very condensed, elaborate title sequence...for a broadcast project.

...from the Title Design Project.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro Title Template: More Corporate Lists

We've all been there.  Almost every corporate information, sales, or training video has lists.  The challenge is to make them look fresh and interesting.  Here is yet another variation on a corporate list for you to add to your library and customize and use as needed.

As always, all visual elements are created in Premiere Pro's Title Designer, but some elements are "behind" others, so customizing the elements underneath may require some right-clicking and "arranging" by moving elements back to access what is underneath...

Download this Free Title Template here.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro L3rd Title Template

Here's a lower 3rd template that has a metallic, futuristic aesthetic.

Use it for your next futuristic, shiny space robot documentary, or for a corporate video...about something shiny and robotic...and futuristic.

Download this free template here.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro Title Template: Cold!

As our daytime high temperature climbs to -15 Fahrenheit (-26 Celcius) today, I find myself distracted by a relatively simple topic...primarily the fact that the high temperature is -15.  The wind chill is something like -50 F and I think a couple more days of this will make the nearby lake sufficiently solid to land commercial aircraft...more than solid enough to drill a hole in the ice and watch for a fish to happen by apparently.

But enough about masochistic hobbies I don't understand...

This free template is the creative outlet for my feelings today (I started with a different four letter word, but I think "cold" works too...).  The snow/ice elements are each drawn inside the Title Designer and there is a foreground text object (transparent to imply ice build up) on top of another text object.  To change the text, you'll need to change both and resize as necessary.  The snow objects can be revised and points added/subtracted using the Title Designer drawing tools making this template ready for you to customize to your needs.

Download it here...and don't forget your earmuffs.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Inspiration: CARNIVALE Opening Credits

Yes, I know that HBO's Carnivale may be old news in television programming terms, but the opening credits remain one of my favorite examples of how a well-crafted and conceived opening credit/title sequence can set the aesthetic for the program.  Well worth another look...

Friday, January 3, 2014

Inspiration: Kyle Cooper Interview

If you pay attention to the world of titles and the evolution that has established them as very nearly their own, distinct, art know the name Kyle Cooper.

Creative Director for R/Greenberg and Associates, then the founder of Imaginary Forces...and then the founder of Prologue Films, Kyle Cooper is one of the most influential people in modern title design.

Another thing Mr. Cooper is well known for is sharing his thoughts about his work and this 2009 Watch the Titles interview is no exception.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Inspiration: Art of the Title Reviews 2013

The Art of the Title had a very busy year in 2013 and they've compiled a retrospective so we can catch anything we've missed during the last year.

Take a look at the article and the past year's Art of the Title topics here.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Free S4T Premiere Pro Title Template: Happy 2014!

Our first Premiere Pro Title template of the year...our best wishes to you.

The background oval as well as each word have separate styles for you to use, build upon, or change entirely...

Go ahead and start your 2014 collection this free
title template here.