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How to create TYPEWRITER effect in Premiere Pro

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Hi! It’s Premiere Pro tutorial. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to create a typed text effect in premiere pro.

Firstly, to create typewriter effect, select the type tool and create some text. Select it and go to the Essential Graphics tab. If you don’t have such a tab the left part of your screen, open the windows panel and choose the window you need. 

Typewriter effect
Essential Graphics panel

The window contains all the settings for our text. Let’s choose a font that suits our style. This one looks like a typeface, here you can change the size and set it to the center of the frame.

Typewriter effect
Adjusting your text layer

Now we have a section of video with static text. Go to the Effect tab>Video Effects>Linear wipe and double click. Here we set the transition and the angle at which we need to overlap. 

Typewriter effect
Applying Linear wipe

So that the text closes form left to right. In this case, our angle is 270. Now, using the animation keys, create the effect of rolling the text.

Typewriter effect
Create the keys to animate

By moving the keys, we select the optimal speed for our text opening, now let’s create a cursor. Select the rectangle tool and draw the cursor:

Typewriter effect
Create a rectangle shape to use as a cursor

Here you can change the color and adjust the size. I will set the first layer with the cursor so that it appears at the beginning and then the text will go. 

We put the cursor at the beginning of the text and put the key and at the end of the text after opening it – this is the effect.

Place the keys

View frame by frame for errors and correct it manually. Now let’s add naturalness to our cursor and make it shimmer. There are several ways, let’s take a look at the simplest and fastest. With the Shift key and the left arrow key, we switch to five frames and crop the video. 

Crop your video

Select every second fragment and delete it. Great, we got the result. 

Delete every second frame

To make our effect complete, we can add sound. We will use a file from the free resources on the internet. You can crop, speed up or slow down based on the speed of your animation.

Add keyboard sound

We choose the moment where the text appears and adjust the sound of the keyboard:

Make sure your sound is matching the video

If you need to make changes to the cursor layer, click on it with the right mouse button and choose Nest. This will collect all the selections into one layer. You can also combine the entire effect into one layer for later use in your project. 

Nest layers

For everyday work, it’s easier to use ready-made animation sets. In this case, it’s the Essential Typography Library pack from our projects. Here’s a large number of templates that you can use in your work and customize in a matter of seconds. 

Did you like the guide? You may be also interested in Animating the text, or using After Effects to animate it.