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Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Essentials Training

Changing the scale size of rectangle or text in Premiere Pro

Daniel Walter Scott

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Hi everyone, in this video we're going to change our little background box. So instead of just coming in from the side we're going to get it to scale in. Ooh, we're going to get to move a little bit as well. That's some easing for a bit of practice, let's do that now. 

I know, I know, we just spent ages getting it to slide in from the right, look all easing, but I want to show you both how to kind of modify your own work, and also how to maybe, when you've got other people's work that you need to adjust. So we're going to dig back in and kind of clear stuff out. The quickest, easiest way, is select the clip, over here in your Essential Graphics Panel, click on 'Background Box', and just hit 'Del' on your keyboard. You can start again by drawing in your rectangle. That's too easy, I want to show you a harder way, a different way, so with it selected, make sure, over here in our Shape Layer, so what we want to find, I'm going to find our keyframes, you might have to dig in and find it, is you need to delete these two keyframes and start again. 

So we delete them, often it will end up, like it's, there's no animation anymore, it's just over on the side there. You can do it differently, as in, if I have my Playhead on this side and actually just turn the keyframes off, toggle the animation, it's going to say, I'm going to delete your keyframes, you're like, "That's okay." It doesn't really matter, you could drag it back in afterwards, but at least the keyframes are gone.
What we want to do is we want to animate the scale, like you saw at the beginning. So at the beginning here, we're going to start our little stopwatch, and what we're going to do is, I don't want to just scale like, top and bottom, you saw it just kind of came in from the right. So I'm going to twirl that down, and I'm going to use, I'm going to untick 'Uniform Scale', so that I can play around with the scale for vertical, undo, and horizontal, separately. This is going to allow me to show you something useful, is the Anchor Point, we looked at it before, when I was clicking on this and I said don't move it. 

Now is the chance to move it so I can grab it and it just, it's-- basically if I do it from here, watch, it's going to scale out of that corner. Let's do that way. No, that one there. Can you see it's kind of using that as its home base. So I'm going to undo, undo. Where do you want it to go from? I'm just going to go from about there. Got to be reasonably precise. You can hold down while you're dragging it, holding down the 'Command' key on a Mac, 'Ctrl' key on a PC, it will snap to all the edges, which is handy. 

So I'm going to get mine to go from this middle here. I want to start it at horizontal. Horizontal, vertical? always forget which one. So we're going to go '0' here. Actually no, we're not, it doesn't really matter actually. You can start the stopwatch now, and then make your adjustment down to 0, or you could have done it the other way around, as long as this gets started before you make your second keyframe. 

So what have we got? I'm confusing everybody, so I'm at the beginning here, I've switched tools somehow magically. I'm going to start my little stop watch. I've moved my Anchor Point. If you can't find Anchor Point, 'Selection Tool', give it a click, drag it around. I'm going to start it at 0, so it's nice and small, and then after some time, I'm not sure exactly how long yet, it's going to go up to its 100%. Let's have a little look. There you go, that's how to scale things, you can do text. Doesn't matter that we're doing the shape, and we're going to add a bit of easing, get a bit of practice, and to make it look prettier. 

For this first one here, can you guess, is it ease in or ease out? Can you remember? So right click it, this one here is a little different, because, I don't know, we're inside of Horizontal Scale, it cuts down what you can do with it. So I definitely want it-- you don't have to go to Temporal Interpolation. We can just go, do you remember what it is? Ease Out, did you get it? I think you probably got it wrong. Don't worry, everyone does. 

Ease in to this one, out of this one, going along, and they move with the glue. It's easing into this one to glue it up. Nice. How fast we want it to go, drag it back and forth. Play around with yours to get your timing. Now if that's all you came for you can skip along. We're going to double down a few actual things. We're going to do some Position as well to get it kind of be exciting. So right at the beginning here, it's a little hard because you can't see it. So I'm going to move just like one keyframe in, just dragging a little bit in, and I'm going to mess around with the Position. 

So I'm going to start it there, and I want it to be a little bit this way. So it's going to both come in from the side, and then by the time it's got to this last bit, remember, holding 'Shift' to snap to that keyframe, so when it's kind of finished, I would like it to be completely lined up. About there, all right, let's give it a go. Oh, it's moving across as well, needs a bit of easing going on. So these two guys here, I'm going to do it backwards, freak everyone out. 

So easing into this one, do you remember what this one is? Ease out, there you go. Don't have to be the same time, this one can still be moving. So play around with it, get a feel for it. Try and get yours looking a little nicer than mine. Yeah, maybe that's cool. Sound effects. 

All right buddies, that is going to be it for this one. Slides in, animates in, text comes in, it's all very pretty. On to the next video.