3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 19, 2015 8:38 AM by A.T. Romano

    Adjusting the width of a line in "shapes"

    gordoni47 Level 1

      I'm trying to add a border (wide black line) over several layers. I can draw a line of various colors in "shapes," but can't see how to adjust the width of the line.

       

      I want it to create a wide, black "border" between two photos on the screen at the same time.

       

      GORDON

        • 1. Re: Adjusting the width of a line in "shapes"
          A.T. Romano Level 7

          Gordon

           

          I have never found a size option for the Line Tool in the Shape.

           

          This is a devious way.

           

          In the Titler/Shape Section and Line Tool, draw your line.

          Then apply the Style named Tekton Black 90 to the line.

          With the line selected, go to the Shapes section, click on Color to open the Color Palette and

          a. Click on the box to the right of the Fill box

          b. Set Color to Black

          c. Gradient = Solid

          d. Adjust the Stroke Weight

          e. Although it is not shown in the screenshot, I would probably remove the check mark next to Drop Shadow.

           

          use the Stoke Weight to widen or decrease the width of the line.

           

          Color.JPG

           

          You could also explore creating the line in Photoshop Elements, saving it as png or psd, and then importing that file in Premiere Elements with Premiere Elements' Add Media/Files and Folders.

           

          Please consider the above, and let us know if that worked for you.

           

          Thanks.

           

          ATR

          • 2. Re: Adjusting the width of a line in "shapes"
            gordoni47 Level 1

            ATR:

             

            This works well -- thanks. It's a bit cumbersome but gets the job done, and is easier than creating it in Photoshop and importing, etc.

             

            Thanks again!!

             

            GORDON

            • 3. Re: Adjusting the width of a line in "shapes"
              A.T. Romano Level 7

              Gordon

               

              Thanks for the update. Glad that worked for you.

               

              I may have a better idea for you for your adjustable line.

               

              Do not use the Line Tool in the Shape section of the Titler. Instead use the Rectangle Tool in the Shape section of the Titler.

              You can draw an adjustable line with that instead of the intended rectangle.

               

              Please let me know if that works for you.

               

              Best wishes

               

              ATR