… for Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Tip #787: Change Label Color Defaults
Labels can help organize complex projects.
As I was researching last week’s webinar on Adobe Premiere, I re-discovered some interesting facts about labels.
Labels can be used to:
- Color clips in the timeline
- Add color patches to media and sequences in the Project panel
I often use colors to flag dialog, B-roll, or stock footage clips. While totally optional, colors can help you organize a complex project. You can assign any color to anything, though there are default settings (see Tip #3).
To apply a color to an element in the Timeline or Project panel, select the object(s), then choose Edit > Label.
NOTE: You can also control-click a clip and choose Label, but the Edit menu allows you to select multiple elements and change them all at the same time.
- In Preferences > Labels, there are 16 different colors you can select from.
- To change a color, double-click the color chip.
- To change the name of a color, double-click the name and type the new text.
- To change the default color of a type of clip – for example, a sequence – select the color name from the Label Defaults section of the Labels preference panel.