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Modifying effects

From: Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

Video: Modifying effects

We learned how to place an effect or a filter on a video clip in a previous lesson, and learned that they can be modified. But let's explore some ways that you can modify effects that are placed on a clip. For example, I placed a Gamma Correction on the barbecue pizza JPEG, and I'm going to go ahead and click on that and switch over to the Effects tab. And do a little bit of modification. Now, in this case, there's only one parameter that I can work with. And at first while it looks like there's a single number ten. And I can go ahead and either type in a number or if I float my mouse over it and then click and drag, I can make this a virtual slider. And as you can see, the more I move it to the right, the darker my image gets. And it actually gets to the point where, the pizza doesn't look appetizing. It just looks really, really old.

Modifying effects

We learned how to place an effect or a filter on a video clip in a previous lesson, and learned that they can be modified. But let's explore some ways that you can modify effects that are placed on a clip. For example, I placed a Gamma Correction on the barbecue pizza JPEG, and I'm going to go ahead and click on that and switch over to the Effects tab. And do a little bit of modification. Now, in this case, there's only one parameter that I can work with. And at first while it looks like there's a single number ten. And I can go ahead and either type in a number or if I float my mouse over it and then click and drag, I can make this a virtual slider. And as you can see, the more I move it to the right, the darker my image gets. And it actually gets to the point where, the pizza doesn't look appetizing. It just looks really, really old.

So, I need to find a nice, splitting the difference. And just judging where it looks rich, and tasty. And I can pick a good number. You could also type in a number, but this is important to note. In the case of the Gamma Shift, you basically only have a range of like 30, so when you move that virtual slider you could be pretty precise. But in some filters, you might have a range of several hundred, in which case you can't be that precise. So, what you may want to do is click on the disclosure triangle next to a filters parameter and you'll see a slider that you'll have much finer control over.

So, I think we have this pretty good. I'll just work with the slider a little bit. Yeah, too pale. And that's just about perfect. So now, this is much better. Now, if I want to see what a clip looks like with or without the filter, I can simply disable it. And to disable a filter, you would go over to the left side and click on the little button that says FX. When that is turned off, the filter is no longer applied, but it still is there so you don't have to go back and reinvent the wheel.

I can quickly turn that back on and see exactly what it looks like. Let's take a look at another filter that might have a few more parameters in how you might want to adjust that. I'm going to apply a filter to the second video track which is our title Delight Gluten Free Magazine. That still doesn't punch as much as I want it to. So, I'm going to go ahead and select that. I'm going to go to the video effects folder and I could once again dig and try to find out where the effect I'm looking for is. But I know for a fact a drop shadow will really make this pop. So, I'm going to simply type in the word drop and I can see that there is two things with the word drop in it.

The eyedropper fill, and drop shadow. Whenever you type in a few key words to find a filter or a transition or a generator, make sure you select the one that you were anticipating was going to pop up. I'm going to just double-click on the drop shadow. And because the clip is already selected, it will be automatically applied to the graphic. And you'll notice that now it pops a little more. There's a little more depth to it because I have a small drop shadow. But take a look in the Effects Control tab.

You'll notice that in this case, I have several different parameters that I can modify, whereas in the gamma I only had one, and earlier on in black and white I had none. So, what I want to do, is maybe create a little more distance between the letters and the background. And to do that, I'm going to increase the distance of my shadow. Instead of using the virtual slider, I'm going to go ahead and click on the disclosure triangle. And as you can see, this one goes up to 120, so it was a wise choice because I'll have a lot more fine control.

I'm going to just move it a little bit and as I move it you'll see it updating and I'm going to go crazy here a second. I could really put it far away, but as you see, again, it doesn't look right, it doesn't feel right. So, we're going to bring it back just to give it a little bit of depth. And I want it to pop a little bit, so maybe I'll take the opacity and I'll make it a little bit darker. And I'm pretty happy with the direction, but if you wanted to, you could position where the light is coming from so I can control where the shadow is cast. So, I'm pretty happy with that.

I think it's quite a bit better. If I wanted to adjust that a little bit, I like Delight, but I think here, it needs to be closer under the word gluten. So, I'm going to pull back the distance, just a little bit, and split the difference. And now, I'm happy. I can go ahead and show you without and with. So, as you see, applying an effect or a filter and then enhancing it with modifications can really improve the look of a clip.

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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

106 video lessons · 36129 viewers

Abba Shapiro
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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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