Create Smooth Beautiful Rolling Credits in Premiere Pro CC

Looking to create those professional looking credits that you see roll at the end of every single movie you’ve ever watched? This tutorial will lay out exactly how to create amazing looking credits that are smooth, slick, and professional looking from scratch in Premiere Pro. We’ll grab the perfect font, stylize it just right in the title editor, align it all so it looks professional, and then set the animation and where it begins and end on the timeline. It’s a fairly simple effect overall once you know how to do it. Hope you love the tutorial!

Create a New Rolling Title

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In Premiere, go Title>New Title>Default Roll… then use the text tool to draw out a text field about half the size of the smallest, innermost box guide in the title editor window.

Choosing a Font and Styling the Font

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I chose a font from FontSquirrel called Josefin SF and then set the size to 25 and the leading to 10. I also wanted all the words to always be all in uppercase so I ticked on the “Small Caps” option in the properties bar to the right and then set “Small Caps Size” to 100% so all the letters will be both uppercase and at full size.

Adding and the Text and Aligning Everything

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I also aligned the type on the left side of the title to the right and then duplicated this box and dragged it to the right side of the title editor and aligned this text back to the left. You can also select both text fields at the same time and select the “Horizontal Center” icon under the word “Center” in the lower area of the toolbar on the left side of the title editor.

Adding the Rolling Animation

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When we created a Rolling Title (Title>New Title>Default Roll…), it automatically created some animation. We want to select the “Roll/Crawl Options” icon up in the top toolbar (second icon from the left) and tick on “Start Off Screen” and “End Off Screen”. This will ensure that our credits begin at the bottom below the screen and scroll completely up to the top allowing our credits to speed across the screen as we would expect. TIP: You can slow down the credit roll by extending the length (duration) of the title object once you’ve dragged it onto your timeline.

Watch the Video For All The Details!

Make sure you watch the full video at the top of this tutorial blog post to see all the details as I dive into working with the type in the title editor, changing the animation, adjusting speed, and much, much more! Thanks for checking out this tutorial!

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