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Adobe Premiere Pro - Advanced Training

What are Master Styles in Premiere Pro

Daniel Walter Scott

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Hey everyone, let's talk about Master Styles in Premiere Pro. What are they? They're kind of like a paragraph, or a character style from other Adobe products. It means that I get here, I've typed some, type in, I've picked random fonts, and I'm like, "What's the font that we're meant to use?" I've got a style set for the company, it's called Title 01, I can change it, ah, boring old Roboto, but it's the right size, the right font, the right alignment, so I can be consistent across my projects. 

It also means that if we do decide to change it, we pick some random font, here we go, random font, I can update that style, and other use cases through the video, will update as well, this one updated, and trust me, I didn't show it to you beforehand, it was a different font, it was that, now it's this, because they're both connected through that Master Style. So let me show you how to create one, connect it all up, then update it, and share it between projects. All right, let's jump in. 

To make one we're just going to add a bit of text, right here at the beginning, under 'Co Working 01', I'm going to go to my 'Essential Graphics', going to go to 'Edit', hit my 'New Text', and Papyrus, what's he doing? That, brings up a good point, that's what Premiere Pro does, it uses the last font, size, color, and style that you were using, and then in this case, Papyrus. 

So let's say we are using it, and the client loves Papyrus, and I want to do a little bit on the inside, but hey, that's what the client wants, that's what the client gets. So in here, we're going to say something like, "Any size space", we're going to hold a bunch of like Co Working things. So we've got Any size space, and the client likes it. We've picked fonts, I've got to select that all to do the size, you get it all good, it needs to be centered, so it's centered, and let's get it moved across, so you get it all looking good. Basically from here on, down, it will, remember it, in the style. 

To create the style, have it, select it in the clip, have it click-- select it up here in your Essential Graphics. So you need one line of text selected, and you can say, I want the style to create one called, this is the "Work." So it's the client name, and this is their "Title 01." So sometimes I'll have Title 02, depending on places and formats, and stuff, so I've got this one. What's cool about it is that I get to use it over and over. So let's say that I add this bit over here, I'm going to say-- it remembers the last thing you did, so if you've gone through and changed it-- I'm going to click off in the background, I'm going to go and click this in, and I'm just messing around, I'm like, okay. 

What font am I going to use, a client, I can't use Papyrus, I'm going to see if I can convince them to use vector, that Museo is using, you won't have Museo, so pick anything. I'm going to use Museo Sans, 'Museo Sans'. I try and sell them this, and they come back to me and say, "Hey, where's our corporate Papyrus?," and you're like, "Ah!" All right, all right, all right, I can go back to my style that I saved, and look, instantly Papyrus, the right size, the right color, the right font, can you update it? Yes. The client comes back and said, "Ah, just messing with you, it's not going to be Papyrus, I wouldn't do that to you, you're a designer, you're allergic to Papyrus." I've got Comic Sans, there you go. 

So you say, all right, that's our new corporate font. The cool thing about a style is that, say you've used it many other times all through this project, you can go through and update one of them, because remember, this one's still Papyrus, that's still stuck at it's, you know, original style, this one there, we've kind of modified, right? So it's not this anymore, so what we can say is, we can say actually, sync from the style, which would just overwrite it again, or you could say, actually, let's Push to track to the style, 'Push to Track or Style'. 

Let's just say this will go backwards, and this will update the style. So let's click on that, so nothing's really happened, except our original one back here, can you see, it's updated, cool, huh. So we can create a style to make it easy, because later on we go, all right, now going to go-- later on we need this thing here, we're like, "Oh man, it's the wrong font." So you can go into it, click on this, find my style, and say Comic Sans, and if you get your way you can go back to something else, we're going to use, let's go back to Roboto, Roboto Light, it's the new Arial, and I'm going to say 'Sync from Style', no, I'm going to 'Push the Style', so hopefully it goes back, and the dreaded Comic Sans is gone from all of them. 

So that's how to do it within a project. So you can either sync or update the style, but let's say that we want to share it between projects or between teammates, because that's really what I want to do. I want to be able to create this, spend some time, get it right and then be able to share with other people within my team, so they can use all the same style. So at the moment this here, the styles won't appear in different projects, it's just per project, you can share it outside of this one, I'll show you. 

The first thing to notice though is that, when I made this style, do you see here, that appeared in my little Project window, that was the name I gave it, can you see there, Work Title 01, it just appeared. There is a little, this is the thing we can share around, we can copy and paste it to projects, so you can open up another project, select it, and just use your 'Edit', 'Copy', open up a new project, paste it in, and it will come, and will just appear in the styles here, but copying and pasting between projects is a little bit-- you've got to open the original, and there's all sorts of offline media. 

What you want to do is like have a central repository. What you want to do is, you can right click it and say, actually, let's 'Export Text Styles'. I'm going to call it this, I'm going to put mine just on my 'Desktop', just sitting there, you should put it in, like your shared network drive, I don't think these are going to appear in your CC Library yet, but I have no doubt that that's part of the plan. 

So I've exported it, now I can close this project, save changes, yeah, why not? Go to a brand new project called 'Untitled', and 'Delete Me.' There's already one in there, yes there is, so brand new fresh project, and you can say, actually, while I'm working, let's import, 'Command I', double click in here, either way you want. You see, on my desktop, I see, there's different styles, 'Desktop', there it is, this is my 'Work Title 01'. 

So if I create a new sequence now, whatever it is, I can add some text to it, any old text, and whatever font it is, whatever random font, it ends up being-- what's another terrible one, what's another terrible one, what other ones do you hate? Hate's a strong word, Papyrus, Comic Sans, Trajan, there you go. So using this font you're like, oh, I've got to use the corporate font, forgot to use it, where is it? I've imported it over here, it's called Work Title 01, so I can go 'Styles', and it just appears in here now. 

So you import it over here, and it will appear in this little drop down, ready to go, boring old Roboto. All right, let's close that down, 'Close Project', save it, why not? You can actually combine a couple of ones, this is the original project I was working on. So we had that text, which was called, what was it called? Work Title 01, let's say we've got another bit of text, that needs to come along in our kind of Master Styles. Let's have a little look. Not that one, was our Judy Someone, that was it, remember we made that font there, let's say we want that as part of it as well. 

So what we do is we click on it here, we say, 'Judy Someone', and we're going to create a new style for this. So you can create styles, obviously for lots of things, captions is a good idea, so they're all the same, so I'm going to create a style for this one here, this one's going to be called the same thing, I have my client name, and this one's going to be, instead of title this is going to be my lower third, click 'OK'. You can see, it appears over here, I can apply it the same sort of way. 

A cool thing that you can do though, is you can select both of these, and export both of them together, they somehow smoosh, so, can you see, they had two names, it's kind of like smooshed into this word, text styles dot crazy old extension. So I'm going to put on my Desktop again, and what will happen is, if I go to a brand new project, brand new, brand new, let's call it something else, 'New Job', what I can do is import that one file, so ignoring that one now, that's this one here, has got both of them, all snucked in there. 

So let's import, you'll notice that over here, I've got both of those, so if I make a new sequence, add some text, I should have two options in here, Styles, I've got my Work Title 01, and now I've got lower third, just because they're in here. It looks to this Project panel to grab them, let's say another use case, where you've got a bunch of text already, so you've put in a bunch of bits of text, with no-- let's find in the font, they've got no styles applied to them, so I'm going to pick that one there, 'Noteworthy'. You do a bunch of work on these, and you've got one, two, three, four. 

So you've got lots of these different uses of them, but they've got no styles applied to them, so when I do make adjustments I'm like, "Oh, great!" I'm going to go into here, I'm going to click on this, and I go, all right, I need to adjust the style, I'm using Title, I want to make an adjustment. It's not going to apply to these, because I didn't use the style. What you can do is, you can say, actually, see this Work Title here, I can select all of these and I can say, you, draggy drag onto those guys. That does nothing other than apply the style to all this text. I should have changed the text in them, do you get what I mean? 

Let's undo it, they're called New Text Layer, let's call this one 'Something', lovely, Dan. That one's called Something, this is called-- they don't have that style applied, so I can just grab it and say, these two guys, you get the style applied, it will adjust, keeping the same text, but have that Master Style applied. 

All right, that's Master Styles in Premiere Pro, quite like Character Styles and Paragraph Styles, I'm sure they'll get more sophisticated as they grow up a little bit with Premiere Pro, but pretty workable at the moment, thanks very much, Adobe, I'll see you in the next video.