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Now, the ability to copy and paste attributes is excellent. But there are times when an effect is so good that you know you're going to use it over and over and over again. And instead of having to reinvent the wheel, you can actually create custom presets out of a single effect or multiple effects or even multiple effects and Motion, Opacity, and Timing presets. Now, I've determined that this Sepia Bevel is going to be my signature device in all of my shows. To make a preset of this, I can select any one of these clips that have it on it. And as a matter of fact, before I go ahead and create the preset, I'm going to clear the presets from all of these.
I'm going to simply select them, right-click, and there's a great little option here that allows me to Remove Effects. I select that. Depending on what's on your clip, some of these may be grayed out. For instance, there is nothing on audio. But I can choose to remove all the filters. And if I wanted to, I can remove Volume. I think I'll leave that the same. I could remove the Opacity, which I do have some slight Opacity on here, about 90%.
And I want to remove the fact that I've moved it and boxed it. Press OK. And as you can see, my red turned to yellow. I am back to where I should be, but I did save it here for your delight. Now, I'm going to select this and load this into the Effects Control tab and I have all my elements here. As a matter of fact, let me close these so we can see everything we've worked on and I'm going to save presets a couple of different ways. Let me quickly scrub through this to see how it works. This is good.
I do notice that there is an element here, there's a little button, and I have a keyframe where it's there but it's not really changing between anything. So, if you notice you might have an extra keyframe and you want to get rid of it, you can simply jump your play head onto it and click this button. Or you can even just right-click on the keyframe and cut it. No reason to save anything extra that you don't need. Now, if I wanted to save just one single element.
For instance, I like this motion for the picture in picture and I may use it other times. I can select any element, any single element, right-click on it and save it as a preset. Now, if I save that as a preset, it's going to name it after the original element. So, I like the idea of Motion. I know it's a preset, so I'm going to just call this Motion Upper Right PIP. And then, I have a choice here which, in this case, doesn't matter. But if this had been designed that it went from full-screen up into the upper right-hand corner, I could choose how I want the effect to be saved and referenced to that timing.
If I built this on a five-second clip and I pasted it on a ten-second clip, it's going to take a full ten seconds to do the move. If I choose Scale. If I choose Anchor to In Point and I take it from a five second clip and paste it onto a ten second clip, it'll start at the beginning and still only take five seconds. And remain in that position for the remainder of the time the clip is up. And of course, if I say Anchor to Out Point, this would be great if I created an effect where something goes off screen or fades out.
And I want to back time it, and it still keeps the same original duration. In this case, it would have been five seconds. So, that's very useful to know when building an effect because a lot of times you don't want the effect to be scaled over the duration of the clip. You just want it to happen at the same speed. So, if you have motion this is important. And I'm going to go ahead and press OK. Now, what is this preset lant. In the lower left hand corner under your effects tab there is a folder called presets and its just going to be put there kind of in a floating location. If you want to really keep things organized, you can right-click and Create a New Presets Bin.
I'm going to call this Abba Favorites. And now, I can simply drop that in, and it's always nice, clean and organized. So, if I wanted to apply this to one clip or multiple clips, I can select them and simply double-click. It's going to bring up this dialog box. If I wanted to change it, I could. Now, there's a difference between double-clicking and dropping it on. If I double-click it, I get the dialog box back.
And if I had saved it as a scale timing versus anchoring to the head or anchoring to the tail, I can change it at this point. I'm going to hit Cancel. If I just simply grab it, drag it, and drop it, it's going to use the default of how I created that preset. And of course, in this case, it doesn't matter but I have positioned it exactly where I want it to be. In this case, without the bevel because that producer did not feel it was the art that I did. So, that was just a single element. But what if I wanted to create a preset that combined multiple elements from that original clip? Let's jump back to the original clip. Select it, load it into the Effects Control tab. And now, I can select all of the elements or individual ones. I'm holding down the Cmd key on a Mac, and if I wanted to, I could choose all the elements that I want to include in my preset.
And I can either then right-click and do Save Preset here or go to the drop down menu and choose Save Preset there. Once I choose Save Preset, it's going to name it after one of my elements. I'm going to change this to Bevel Upper Right PIP. We'll, again, leave it on the default. I could write a description. And as we see, there's our Bevel Upper Right PIP. And our pop up window actually describes it. I'm going to move that into Abba's Favorites.
And let's go over here and apply it, and see how it looks. So, here are the clips without the effect. I'm going to grab it, drag it, drop it on all four of those, and I'm good to go. So, creating presets can really save time, and it allows you to easily use effects you create in one project in all your future projects.
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