One of the uses for Shapes might be to create a circle, or elipse, and use that, instead of an arrow.
All you have to do is pick the Shape, and then Scale and Position that, plus perhaps adjusting a circle to an oval/elipse. You will want Stroke with no Fill. In PrE, you would first need to apply a Style, that has a Stroke, and then adjust it, as is necessary. In PrPro's Titler, there is no need to start with a Style, as one has the controls for adding, or deleting just what they want, from the Titler's Control Panel.
Just like the arrow, the Shape can be animated easily with the fixed Effect>Motion>Position.
premiere 4 seems not to have wingdings 3!! only wingdings. any way to add this, please?
There are few fonts shipped and installed with current Adobe programs.
The fonts available will be most of those installed on the system. Many are installed with the OS, and also with their wordprocessor, and others can be acquired from other sources, such as Chank, or another font foundry. Most offer many different symbol font sets.
HERE is more info on Wingdings.
If you are on a Mac, and it cannot use TT fonts, I will bet that there are some similar OT, or PS fonts, with similar characters available. One would probably need to do a search for "symbol fonts" and "Mac OS," but there should be tons.
Hope that helps,
thanks. I got a set, but now cannot import it into premiere. any thoughts+?
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Most fonts, that are installed onto the system should work in Premiere's Titler (either PrE, or PrPro). Do other Adobe programs, like PS, AI, or InDesign see that font, and can they use it?
I got a set, but now cannot import it into premiere. any thoughts+?
I worry that you are not quite following along, as the "arrowhead" is not Imported, but is used, instead in Titler. That resultant Title can then be animated to follow a moving subject.
This is a look at Titler, and how to use the Wingding 3 (or any others) fonts:
Hope that this helps,