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This course introduces Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, using a project-based approach that introduces video editors to all the skills necessary to cut their own program. Using a short commercial project as an example, author Abba Shapiro walks viewers through a complete and logical workflow that begins with importing media, creating a basic rough edit, and then refining the cut with music and sound effects, transitions, visual effects, and titles. The course also includes troubleshooting advice, such as reconnecting offline media and using the History panel to undo multiple actions.
Now, once you've worked really hard to either get your effects or your presets exactly how you like them, it would be great if you can save them, and Adobe Premiere Pro 6 absolutely lets you do that. Let's go ahead and look at some options you have once you've created the perfect effect. I'm going to go ahead and grab this Narrator clip and just throw it a little later on the Timeline and grab a different shot and put it on top just to make another picture-in-picture. Now, if I'm in a show, and I really like the effect that I've built, I could simply Copy--the keyboard shortcut would be Command+C or Ctrl+C if you are on a Windows machine--and then I can go over to a single clip or select multiple clips, simply right-click and go Paste Attributes.
As soon as I do that, everything that I copied from the first clip is now pasted onto the second clip. So I have a perfect picture-in-picture, and this would be great if I wanted to have just some continuous cutting between the first shot and the second shot, everything lines up. But what about if I've created something that I really love, and I want to save it from program to program? I can do that too. Let me go ahead and clean up my Timeline a little bit. I'm just going to hit undo a couple of times just to remove that, and I'm going to delete these two clips.
So we're back to where we started, which I have a great picture-in-picture positioned exactly how I want it, and I have the Bevel that I like. All I need to do is load the clip with the effect on it back into my source monitor, go into the Effects Control menu, and here we see there is my Bevel Edges with the exact Bevel that I like. And there is the Motion and Position that I like. I'm going to switch over into the Effects tab so you can see this happen as I create it. I'm going to open up my Presets folder, and as you see, there is nothing in there right now, but if I go over here, and I click on either the Motion tab or the Bevel Edges, I can right-click and Save that as a Preset.
Now, as soon as I do that, I'm going to click Save the Bevel Edges as a Preset, I get a little dialog box where I can label it. I'm going to say Bevel Edges Abba, so I know it's the one I created, and I'm going to simply hit OK. And there it is immediately available as a preset which I can drag and drop. Now, that's great for a single clip, but what if I want to create a preset that not just uses the Bevel Edges, but also the same positioning? Well, I simply select both. On a Macintosh I can just go ahead and hold down the Command key, and I can select multiple items. And once I have that done, I can go to this flyout menu and I can say Save Preset.
Now, in this case, it just defaults to a generic motion preset, and I'm going to rename this PIP Left with Bevel. Now, the truth is I could have just written PIP with an L and then written the description down here, but this way it will be easier for you to see in the training. As soon as I click OK, there's my new preset, and because I had selected multiple items in my Effects Control panel, now it's going to apply both of those effects with a single click.
Let's go and put it into practice. I'm going to grab a shot out of my Projects folder. I like this shot of the iPad, Mark it In and then Out, grab just the video, drag it right onto the Timeline, and there I have the shot but not with this effect. I select the clip, go back to my Effects tab, choose PIP Left with Bevel, drop it right on, and now we have a perfect match.
Saving favorites is really easy as long as you know where to click.
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