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Using the Help function

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Video: Using the Help function

When in doubt, turn to Premiere Elements Help. Adobe has put a lot of effort into making Help accessible, easy to use and well, helpful darn it. You access Help from within Premiere Elements, but when you select Help, that takes you outside the program. Let's try this. Help > Adobe Premiere Elements Help. Now that puts up a browser that actually opens up several possibilities for you. The top one is the main Help resource. We will click on that in a second. But notice as you go through this particular website, there are all kinds of links to things like little videos that help you out, forms and a whole community of Premiere Elements users out there. That might be worthwhile to tap that community.

Using the Help function

When in doubt, turn to Premiere Elements Help. Adobe has put a lot of effort into making Help accessible, easy to use and well, helpful darn it. You access Help from within Premiere Elements, but when you select Help, that takes you outside the program. Let's try this. Help > Adobe Premiere Elements Help. Now that puts up a browser that actually opens up several possibilities for you. The top one is the main Help resource. We will click on that in a second. But notice as you go through this particular website, there are all kinds of links to things like little videos that help you out, forms and a whole community of Premiere Elements users out there. That might be worthwhile to tap that community.

Well, let's go to this online Help which is probably what you expected to see, when you click that Help inside Premiere Elements, that takes you to another website, and this is sort of the standard text that you might see when you buy a product of this scope, but now these days, all these help files are electronic. You can search inside here by going, let's say, Title, for example, and when you search in that, it will search within that document, but it also searches within the community, with all those files that you saw earlier. When you click on a link, it may take you back to that Help file, that text or may take you outside the site to some other place that might offer an extra advice. But in this case it takes you back as you can see to the Table Contents to the Title section.

On the off chance that you won't be able to access online Help, you can also download a PDF of this whole Help file, by going here and clicking that link. The one little downside to that is if you do a search inside that PDF, it won't take you outside to all these various online help sources, it will just take you within the file. But again, it's good to have that guy on your hard drive in case you want to access things when you can't online. In any event, whether it's a PDF or online, I think it's always a good idea that whenever run against something that you can't quite figure out, just go check out Help.

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Premiere Elements 7 Essential Training

44 video lessons · 4954 viewers

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  1. 3m 47s
    1. Overview
      1m 21s
    2. Understanding the workflow
      55s
    3. Using the exercise files
      23s
    4. Relinking missing media
      1m 8s
  2. 10m 47s
    1. Understanding Premiere Elements 7 features
      5m 49s
    2. Touring the workspace
      3m 14s
    3. Using the Help function
      1m 44s
  3. 14m 2s
    1. Starting a new project
      2m 52s
    2. Getting video from a camcorder
      5m 22s
    3. Getting media from other sources
      2m 36s
    4. Managing clips with the Organizer and in Project view
      3m 12s
  4. 10m 6s
    1. Adding, rearranging, and deleting clips in the Sceneline
      3m 31s
    2. Adding, rearranging, deleting, and replacing clips in the Timeline
      6m 35s
  5. 19m 29s
    1. Using the Monitor panel to trim video in the Sceneline
      3m 51s
    2. Trimming video in the Timeline
      4m 3s
    3. Trimming clips in the Preview window
      3m 58s
    4. Changing clip speed, duration, and direction
      7m 37s
  6. 16m 18s
    1. Understanding transitions
      4m 31s
    2. Applying transitions
      4m 47s
    3. Adjusting transitions
      7m 0s
  7. 17m 53s
    1. Understanding video effects
      9m 47s
    2. Applying and modifying video effects
      8m 6s
  8. 30m 16s
    1. Understanding animation
      4m 34s
    2. Animating video effects
      9m 29s
    3. Using the Motion effect with keyframes
      4m 5s
    4. Working with effect presets
      8m 22s
    5. Controlling changes between keyframes
      3m 46s
  9. 18m 17s
    1. Recording narrations
      2m 53s
    2. Making soundtracks with SmartSound
      4m 16s
    3. Applying audio effects
      6m 2s
    4. Mixing audio tracks
      5m 6s
  10. 17m 56s
    1. Creating titles from scratch
      7m 25s
    2. Having fun with titles
      10m 31s
  11. 13m 10s
    1. Understanding compositing
      3m 6s
    2. Creating picture-in-picture overlays
      4m 52s
    3. Creating transparency with Videomerge
      5m 12s
  12. 6m 45s
    1. Using Instant Movie, themes, and Smart Tags
      6m 45s
  13. 12m 22s
    1. Understanding DVD authoring
      1m 34s
    2. Adding DVD scene markers
      3m 37s
    3. Creating DVD menus using templates
      7m 11s
  14. 8m 52s
    1. Sharing from the Tasks panel
      7m 4s
    2. Archiving projects
      1m 48s
  15. 6m 46s
    1. Shooting video to make a great story
      6m 46s
  16. 19s
    1. Goodbye
      19s

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