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Applying effects to clips

From: Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training

Video: Applying effects to clips

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.

Applying effects to clips

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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Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training

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  1. 3m 1s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. How to use the exercise files
      2m 9s
  2. 11m 10s
    1. Understanding the interface
      6m 45s
    2. An overview of the editing workflow
      4m 25s
  3. 14m 29s
    1. Creating a new project
      2m 14s
    2. Importing media
      2m 9s
    3. Capturing media
      4m 24s
    4. Managing media
      2m 44s
    5. Missing media and correctly saving projects
      2m 58s
  4. 15m 35s
    1. Sceneline or Timeline?
      2m 25s
    2. Adding, arranging, and deleting clips in the Sceneline
      2m 2s
    3. Adding, arranging, and deleting clips in the Timeline
      3m 16s
    4. Modifying clips with the context menu
      4m 57s
    5. Rendering: What is the red bar?
      2m 55s
  5. 23m 18s
    1. Adjusting clip length in the Preview window
      2m 4s
    2. Adjusting clip length in the Sceneline
      2m 43s
    3. Adjusting clip length in the Timeline
      4m 40s
    4. Playing with time: Freeze, change speed, and duration
      6m 31s
    5. Splitting and moving clips
      2m 10s
    6. Applying transitions: Getting from scene to scene
      5m 10s
  6. 30m 17s
    1. Applying effects to clips
      3m 29s
    2. The new Pan and Zoom tool
      1m 42s
    3. Adjusting the position, scale, and rotation of clips, and creating picture-in-picture effects
      3m 35s
    4. Using the Tracker
      5m 26s
    5. Using the Effects Mask tool
      3m 1s
    6. Videomerge and Green Screen
      3m 38s
    7. Creating and using effect presets
      4m 12s
    8. Making color adjustments using effects
      5m 14s
  7. 16m 38s
    1. Understanding animation
      5m 57s
    2. Animating video effects
      3m 30s
    3. Using keyframes with motion effects
      3m 4s
    4. Working with keyframes directly in the Timeline
      4m 7s
  8. 18m 44s
    1. Recording voiceovers and narration
      3m 25s
    2. Using SmartSound for great music soundtracks
      5m 39s
    3. Applying audio effects
      2m 48s
    4. Mixing audio with SmartMixer
      6m 52s
  9. 17m 50s
    1. Creating and animating text
      9m 24s
    2. Creating lower thirds
      5m 31s
    3. Using style presets and templates
      2m 55s
  10. 9m 40s
    1. The Auto-Analyzer
      2m 36s
    2. InstantMovie and themes
      4m 5s
    3. Smart Trim
      2m 59s
  11. 10m 7s
    1. Creating your first DVD
      4m 17s
    2. Creating Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, and web DVDs
      5m 50s
  12. 8m 58s
    1. Sharing your project to YouTube
      2m 36s
    2. Sharing your project to a video file
      4m 42s
    3. Sharing your project to a mobile device
      1m 40s
  13. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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