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Digital video is a medium that is now available to almost everyone. It can be captured on anything from a mobile phone to a high-definition camera, and published anywhere from YouTube to Blu-ray discs. In Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training, Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins explores all the video editing capabilities of Premiere Elements 4. Chad starts with a real-world sample project, then covers techniques for importing and editing video; and adding effects, transitions, and animation. He concludes with a final project incorporating all the steps, including exporting and posting. Exercise files accompany the course.
For this video I'll be using the Customizing project, where we're going to talk about customizing Movie Themes. Maybe you don't want all the pieces in Movie Themes when you apply a Theme to your project, maybe you just want bits and pieces here and there. So I'm going to show you how to do that in this very brief tutorial here. So first thing I want to do is go to the Tasks panel and click on the Themes button to get access to the Themes. And with the Theme selected, with a blue highlighter around it, select, edit Movie Theme options. Click this here. As you can see here there are certain things applied to your entire movie, such as closing credits and there are certain things that are applied to the clips such as effects, transitions and overlays.
I am just going to leave this option set to Apply to Movie right now, so that way we have all of these options. Let's say while you're editing your project, then maybe you start editing your project on your own. So you get some cool transitions, you had a few effects and you realize I want to apply a Movie Theme. Or maybe you really liked the transitions that you have applied. So if I deselect Transitions then it will allow me to keep my existing transitions and it will not use the transitions from the Movie Theme. So just here there is Intro Title, and if I want, I can just type in my title here. So Chad's Movie or whatever you want to type in. So you could do all that right here,so that when you apply your Movie Theme, all the stuff, closing credits, same thing here, all these things are already the exact way that you want them.
When we looked at the Travel Movie Theme in the last movie briefly, there were these kind of like honking noises throughout the videos? That might be distracting, so you might want to deselect Sound Effects for example. Once you have made your choice and you have customized your Movie Theme exactly the way you want it, go ahead and hit Done to apply this to your project. Now if you go into your movie project, knowing about Movie Themes and planning on using Movie Themes then all you'll pretty much do is just cut your video and then the Movie Theme will do the rest. But the Movie Theme may be an afterthought and you may already have some stuff that you want or some stuff in the Movie Theme that you don't want and so, this ability to customize Movie Themes is really an important, integral part of using Movie Themes effectively.
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