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Making a gradient on text?

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Recently I updated from an old version of Premiere, I was using either 2014 or 2015. Now that I have the 2019 version the new graphics panel seems really complicated compared to the simple title system I used to have. All I want to do is put a gradient on text, but I can't seem to figure it out. I tried doing a mask with a rectangle gradient but it's just not working for some reason. If I can, I'd prefer not to have to make a mask layer because my project already has 9 layers (and is 10 hours long-- Youtube content haha) and I don't want to make another one just for a mask. Can anyone help me?

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You can do this all within the graphic, Type your text, then go to Edit:

Screen Shot 2019-06-08 at 11.47.25 AM.png

Then add a rectangle shape behind the text (you may need to drag the order of the layers within the graphic around):

Screen Shot 2019-06-08 at 11.48.20 AM.png

Click on the Fill color well to bring up the color picker tool:

Screen Shot 2019-06-08 at 11.48.39 AM.png

Click on the drop down menu at the top left to change it to a gradient.

When you have your gradient built:

Screen Shot 2019-06-08 at 11.49.39 AM.png

Making sure you have the text layer selected, check the box for Mask with Text to punch out the matte:

Screen Shot 2019-06-08 at 11.49.56 AM.png

and now you have a self contained graphic with the gradient.

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Making a gradient on text?

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Recently I updated from an old version of Premiere, I was using either 2014 or 2015. Now that I have the 2019 version the new graphics panel seems really complicated compared to the simple title system I used to have. All I want to do is put a gradient on text, but I can't seem to figure it out. I tried doing a mask with a rectangle gradient but it's just not working for some reason. If I can, I'd prefer not to have to make a mask layer because my project already has 9 layers (and is 10 hours long-- Youtube content haha) and I don't want to make another one just for a mask. Can anyone help me?

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Correct answer by Meg The Dog | Adobe Community Professional

You can do this all within the graphic, Type your text, then go to Edit:

Screen Shot 2019-06-08 at 11.47.25 AM.png

Then add a rectangle shape behind the text (you may need to drag the order of the layers within the graphic around):

Screen Shot 2019-06-08 at 11.48.20 AM.png

Click on the Fill color well to bring up the color picker tool:

Screen Shot 2019-06-08 at 11.48.39 AM.png

Click on the drop down menu at the top left to change it to a gradient.

When you have your gradient built:

Screen Shot 2019-06-08 at 11.49.39 AM.png

Making sure you have the text layer selected, check the box for Mask with Text to punch out the matte:

Screen Shot 2019-06-08 at 11.49.56 AM.png

and now you have a self contained graphic with the gradient.

MtD

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V1: draw square or rectangular size of the text and fill with gradient.

V2: write text

Now add Track matte effect to V1 and set to V2 with matte luma.

Might be others way but this came to mind.

To cut down on the layers you could nest.

gradient text.jpg

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Thank you! I ended up going into Photoshop and doing it there but I'll do this next time I need to make a gradient text.

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You can do this all within the graphic, Type your text, then go to Edit:

Screen Shot 2019-06-08 at 11.47.25 AM.png

Then add a rectangle shape behind the text (you may need to drag the order of the layers within the graphic around):

Screen Shot 2019-06-08 at 11.48.20 AM.png

Click on the Fill color well to bring up the color picker tool:

Screen Shot 2019-06-08 at 11.48.39 AM.png

Click on the drop down menu at the top left to change it to a gradient.

When you have your gradient built:

Screen Shot 2019-06-08 at 11.49.39 AM.png

Making sure you have the text layer selected, check the box for Mask with Text to punch out the matte:

Screen Shot 2019-06-08 at 11.49.56 AM.png

and now you have a self contained graphic with the gradient.

MtD

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This method works great until you have to add a stroke to the text. How can I have a gradient fill AND add several strokes in different colors? When I do this, no matter what color I make the stroke, it just expands the fill gradient?

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One last step to keep the strokes ... copy the text, paste back in on top of the EGP layer stack. Now for that top layer, uncheck the fill color. The strokes you have will show now.

 

I also recommend making such multi-line creations into a "group" in the EGP, so you can change position/scale/rotation of the entire object together.

 

Neil

 

EGP text with gradient and strokes.PNG

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Ahh! Perfect! Thank you so much!

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