Centering text in Premiere Pro isn’t hard, but it’s not the most intuitive thing to do. In this quick tutorial, we’ll show you how to center and align text perfectly in Premiere Pro.

How to Align Text with Premiere Pro

To create a text layer, select the text tool and click on your project panel then start typing. By default, the text may or may not be center aligned. It will most likely be left-aligned. Go into the Effects Controls panel, then open the text settings. Simply click on the center align option and the text will be centered. Obviously you can simply move your text layer around and get it centered. But this is useful when copying and pasting a text layer if you’re creating subtitles. So if you copy and paste this centered text and replace the text in it, it will still be centered.

So that’s step one. The text is centered, but only in terms of its own box. So then how do you get it centered on the screen. To do this, go the the Graphics panel with the text box selected, and click on Edit. Under the Align and Transform section, you can center both horizontally or vertically. Clicking both will get your text box in the dead center. If you’re doing something like captions, you could drag the text box down to the vertical level that you prefer, then center horizontally to get it centered. Now if you copy the text box with both center alignment on the text and on the object itself, anything new you type will be perfectly centered.

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