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Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training breaks down the editing workflow into bite-sized pieces, covering everything from setting up a project to exporting the final video to any format. Author David Basulto introduces the basics of editing in Adobe Premiere Elements as well as the advanced features like picture-in-picture overlays and audio and visual effects.
Have you ever thought "Wow, a little blur would just be nice here," or "Geez I love that cartoon look I saw in the movie; I really want my film to have that cartoon look"? Well, you know what? You are in luck, because Elements 10 has some great video effects that you can easily add to your clips. Let's take a look. So I have got my dance video here that I may want to enhance here with some fun video effects, such as this clip here. Maybe I want to give this that cartoon kind of look, so what I do is go into my Edit panel here, with this clip selected, and you will see it's there, and now I am going to look at my different effects.
So I have Video Effects chosen. I am going to click on the down arrow here for Show All, but it's going to give me all the different ones I have, and I am going to scroll down here and choose NewBlue Cartooner Plus. So I am going to click on that, and here it is. To add an effect, you just click and you drag it, and you let go. Pretty simple stuff. And now if I go back a few frames and press play, they are dancing in this weird cartoon world. And what if I wanted to edit this a little bit? So I just need to select that footage once again, and down here is the Edit Effects applied on the Selected Clip dialog box.
So I click on that and this gives me the opportunity to change things up. So of I down arrow here, I've got presets. I can do Architecture, Paint Blobs-- that's kind of a cool thing-- Light Cartoon, et cetera. I kind of like that animation that we first had, so let me go back to that. And then the Lines. Now, I can change the Density by clicking and dragging to the right, letting go, and you can see they get little dense. I can change my width a little bit, make them thicker. Mixing it up between the footage and the effect.
So right now it's at 75%. And then here is the Paint, so I can change it to different layers. There are just so many options that you can do. It would take us hours and hours to go through them all, so I ask you please them on your own. They are lot of fun. You will see. Now I can also toggle back and forth of whether or not I liked the effect or not, so I can click here. Yeah, I think that that looks pretty good. Now if I go to the next slide and it's this Dance Studio, what if I wanted this to be maybe a little blurry here? So I am going to go into my Blurs And Sharpens, and Gaussian Blur is very popular, so we are going to click on that. Drag it here.
And as you can see, it added a cool little blur, and I am going to click on it to select it and I am going to edit the effect. And I can keyframe these, which is a new term that we are going to talk about in another movie, and actually do a little transition of blurry, non-blurry, back and forth. But right now, we are just going to keep it blurry. And then here are the people dancing. She looks a little blurry, so you know what I want to do is sharpen her up. So I am going to go back into my Effects. I am going to select the clip, and here next to the Gaussian Blur is the Sharpen.
I am going to click and select it on there, and now I am going to click Edit Effect > Sharpen, and I am going to bring that up maybe 32. And if I deselect it, you can see it's blurry, and if I put it back on, we see it fine. So as you can see, adding effects can be great enhancers to your videos, by making them artistic, enhancing the footage itself by making it more in focus or out of focus.
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