Adobe Premiere Pro Tutorial – Create a 3D Extruded Text

Adobe Premiere Pro does not have a 3D engine, so we create the illusion that our text is extruded.

We achieve this illusion by adding the “drop shadow” plugin to multiple layers.

I will also show you how to add simple animation to the text.

This demonstrates from start to finish how to create 3D extruded text in Premiere Pro CC:

Before you begin the tutorial, you can Download the Project Files of this episode so you can follow along.

  1. Open Adobe Premiere Pro, and create a new project.
  2. Create a new sequence, and add new white color matte, then drop the color matte on the timeline.
  3. Use the Ramp effect on the color matte, and change it to Radial Ramp.
    Change the Start of Ramp and End of Ramp like below:
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4. Now Create new title and choose Default Still, Press ok and type your text, choose font and color that will be visible in the background.
Then place the title in the timeline above the background layer.2. Create a 3D extruded text in Adobe Premiere Pro

5. Now go to the Effects and put Basic 3D effect and Bevel Alpha effect on the title.3. Create a 3D extruded text in Adobe Premiere Pro

6. We will horizontally spin the text with the Swivel settings under the Basic 3D effect, and create depth effect by increasing the Edge Thickness under the Bevel Alpha.

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7. The next thing we are going to do is to add a Drop Shadow effect to the title then set it’s opacity to 100%, and play with the direction and the distance of the shadow so it will look like there is more depth to the title.

8.  Duplicate the Drop Shadow (Copy and Paste it) on the title, and change the distance of the new copy every time (moving it behind the previous shadow effect will create 3D effect)
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9. If you want you can choose any other color, but also change the color of the drop shadow effect similar to the title color, and the last drop shadow layer should be a little bit more darker to create more depth illusion.6. Create a 3D extruded text in Adobe Premiere Pro

10. To animate the title just create keyframes to the Swivel effect under the Basic 3D, just keep in mind that if you want to animate to the other direction you have to change the direction of the shadow also, otherwise it will look like this :

7. Create a 3D extruded text in Adobe Premiere Pro

That’s it, you have just created 3D text animation in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Really easy and useful tool!

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