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Creating and saving effect presets

From: Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

Video: Creating and saving effect presets

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.

Creating and saving effect presets

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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  1. 5m 35s
    1. Welcome
      1m 15s
    2. Using the exercise files
      3m 1s
    3. What is Premiere Pro CC?
      1m 19s
  2. 29m 33s
    1. Why you should watch this fast-track chapter
      1m 33s
    2. Importing media
      1m 29s
    3. Selecting shots
      2m 48s
    4. Editing to the Timeline
      4m 51s
    5. Refining the edit
      2m 41s
    6. Adding transitions
      3m 2s
    7. Adding titles
      4m 9s
    8. Adding and adjusting music
      7m 35s
    9. Outputting your show
      1m 25s
  3. 30m 13s
    1. Launching the application for the first time
      5m 13s
    2. Touring the interface
      4m 29s
    3. Customizing windows and panels
      4m 56s
    4. Choosing your editing style
      6m 5s
    5. Understanding system requirements
      3m 1s
    6. Adjusting some basic user preferences
      6m 29s
  4. 47m 5s
    1. Setting up a project and sequence
      7m 11s
    2. Understanding all the types of media used in creating a video
      5m 12s
    3. Importing files already on your computer
      3m 57s
    4. Importing pre-organized media
      3m 24s
    5. Importing media from existing Premiere projects
      4m 39s
    6. Importing card-based media
      6m 11s
    7. Importing Final Cut XML files
      2m 36s
    8. Organizing your media
      6m 13s
    9. Reconnecting offline media
      7m 42s
  5. 18m 54s
    1. Basic editing overview
      4m 38s
    2. Previewing and marking media in the Project panel
      6m 12s
    3. Previewing and marking clips in the Source panel
      3m 9s
    4. Creating subclips
      4m 55s
  6. 9m 19s
    1. Marking and targeting destinations in the Timeline
      3m 35s
    2. Moving clips in the Timeline
      1m 27s
    3. Trimming edit points in the Timeline
      1m 24s
    4. Splitting and deleting clips
      2m 53s
  7. 24m 59s
    1. Performing an overwrite edit
      5m 7s
    2. Performing an insert edit
      3m 20s
    3. Using swap edits
      2m 37s
    4. Using multiple tracks
      4m 24s
    5. Targeting specific tracks in the Timeline
      4m 8s
    6. Cutting a B-roll sequence
      5m 23s
  8. 20m 16s
    1. Looking at three-point edits
      5m 26s
    2. Performing replace edits
      6m 5s
    3. Linking and unlinking audio
      4m 48s
    4. Working with markers
      3m 57s
  9. 24m 49s
    1. Performing ripple and roll edits
      5m 53s
    2. Using slip and slide edits
      6m 34s
    3. Performing J and L cuts
      3m 32s
    4. Looking at the Trim Monitor window
      2m 47s
    5. Increasing trim efficiency
      2m 11s
    6. Tips and tricks for trimming
      3m 52s
  10. 27m 28s
    1. Taking control of your Timeline
      4m 7s
    2. Adding video and audio tracks
      4m 32s
    3. Changing track visibility and locking tracks
      3m 22s
    4. Rendering media in your Timeline
      5m 34s
    5. Using the History panel to undo multiple actions
      2m 22s
    6. Creating keyboard shortcuts
      4m 19s
    7. Creating buttons
      3m 12s
  11. 29m 43s
    1. Exploring audio in Premiere Pro
      6m 32s
    2. Adjusting audio levels of clip
      7m 17s
    3. Keyframing audio levels of a clip
      4m 33s
    4. Mixing audio
      7m 34s
    5. Fixing out-of-sync audio
      3m 47s
  12. 20m 56s
    1. Importing still images
      4m 57s
    2. Working with stills
      6m 36s
    3. Animating stills with keyframes
      4m 49s
    4. Animating Photoshop files
      4m 34s
  13. 8m 59s
    1. Changing clip size, cropping, and position
      5m 16s
    2. Animating the position of clips over time
      3m 43s
  14. 14m 43s
    1. Applying basic video and audio transitions
      3m 1s
    2. Modifying transitions
      8m 6s
    3. Applying multiple transitions
      3m 36s
  15. 47m 2s
    1. Applying video effects
      2m 42s
    2. Modifying effects
      4m 47s
    3. Combining multiple effects
      8m 30s
    4. Keyframing your filters
      6m 22s
    5. Adjusting existing filter timing
      5m 56s
    6. Applying effects to multiple clips
      2m 31s
    7. Copying and pasting attributes
      4m 25s
    8. Creating and saving effect presets
      6m 46s
    9. Applying audio effects
      5m 3s
  16. 25m 36s
    1. Looking at the Warp Stabilizer
      5m 14s
    2. Working with chroma key and green screen
      4m 45s
    3. Using color correction tools
      6m 55s
    4. Looking at the Lumetri color looks
      4m 6s
    5. Using adjustment layers to save time
      4m 36s
  17. 27m 41s
    1. Fit-to-fill editing
      6m 41s
    2. Stretching a clip
      4m 15s
    3. Looking at the Clip Speed/Duration dialog box
      9m 17s
    4. Making variable speed changes
      7m 28s
  18. 15m 29s
    1. Creating a static title
      4m 35s
    2. Creating a lower third title
      2m 57s
    3. Creating rolling and crawling credits
      3m 40s
    4. Using Photoshop for titles from within Adobe Premiere
      4m 17s
  19. 22m 2s
    1. Introducing multicam
      2m 57s
    2. Creating a multicam clip with timecode and sync points
      5m 13s
    3. Creating a multicam clip using audio waveforms
      2m 55s
    4. Editing a multicam clip in the Timeline
      6m 50s
    5. Refining a multicam edit
      4m 7s
  20. 21m 38s
    1. Finishing techniques
      8m 35s
    2. Exporting a master
      6m 52s
    3. Exporting for devices and the web
      6m 11s
  21. 16m 55s
    1. Moving and copying a project
      7m 46s
    2. Archiving a project
      6m 49s
    3. Preparing and integrating your workflow with non-Adobe applications
      2m 20s
  22. 1m 35s
    1. Next steps
      1m 35s

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