Adobe likes to release big changes for its Creative Cloud programs in the middle of April each year, which is not the most convenient for our course schedule, unfortunately. The April 2017 Premiere update includes some fantastic new features for text — but we’re still figuring out the changes, too.
If you are using CC and want to experiment, great! But if you’d rather not have a curveball at this point in your project, it’s better to hold off on installing the update. (This only affects you if you’ve installed Premiere CC on your own computer; the Murrow labs will not be affected.)
Adding text and titles has always been a bit clunky in Premiere, and these changes mean text and shapes work a lot more like Photoshop and Illustrator. There are already some good tutorials popping up online, and this is the most comprehensive one that I’ve found helpful: