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Saving favorites

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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.

Saving favorites

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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Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

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Abba Shapiro
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  1. 56s
    1. What is Premiere Pro?
      56s
  2. 2m 49s
    1. Welcome
      1m 7s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 42s
  3. 27m 52s
    1. Launching the application for the first time
      3m 27s
    2. A tour of the interface
      4m 55s
    3. Customizing the window layout and the interface
      7m 0s
    4. Exploring the different ways to drive Premiere Pro CS6
      4m 33s
    5. Understanding system configuration and the Mercury Playback Engine
      3m 17s
    6. Adjusting essential preferences
      4m 40s
  4. 40m 7s
    1. Importing files and folders
      11m 2s
    2. Importing card-based media
      6m 1s
    3. Capturing from tape
      4m 10s
    4. Organizing media
      12m 3s
    5. Reconnecting offline media
      6m 51s
  5. 21m 0s
    1. Basic editing overview
      4m 44s
    2. Previewing and marking media in the Project panel
      7m 11s
    3. Previewing and marking clips in the Source panel
      9m 5s
  6. 33m 37s
    1. Editing clips into the Timeline
      7m 56s
    2. Marking and targeting destinations in the Timeline
      2m 53s
    3. Moving clips in the Timeline and performing a swap edit
      4m 11s
    4. Adjusting edit points in the Timeline
      2m 6s
    5. Splitting clips using the Razor tool
      2m 16s
    6. Deleting clips
      2m 38s
    7. Performing an insert edit
      4m 14s
    8. Performing an overwrite edit
      3m 9s
    9. Dragging to a second layer to edit cutaways
      4m 14s
  7. 43m 16s
    1. Performing a three-point edit
      7m 23s
    2. Performing a replace edit
      3m 48s
    3. Targeting specific tracks in the Timeline
      3m 1s
    4. Linking and unlinking audio and video tracks
      3m 51s
    5. Performing roll and ripple edits
      6m 51s
    6. Performing slip and slide edits
      6m 42s
    7. Creating subclips
      4m 29s
    8. Locating and working with different versions of a clip using Match Frame
      7m 11s
  8. 42m 51s
    1. Taking control of your Timeline
      7m 57s
    2. Adding video and audio tracks
      5m 32s
    3. Performing audio-only and video-only edits
      4m 49s
    4. Changing track visibility and locking tracks
      5m 41s
    5. Rendering
      7m 43s
    6. Using the History panel to undo multiple actions
      2m 31s
    7. Creating keyboard shortcuts
      5m 35s
    8. Creating buttons
      3m 3s
  9. 23m 28s
    1. Working with audio
      5m 22s
    2. Adjusting audio levels in the Source Monitor
      3m 0s
    3. Adjusting audio levels in the Timeline
      10m 10s
    4. Adjusting the audio mix on the fly
      4m 56s
  10. 9m 4s
    1. Inserting markers
      4m 8s
    2. Snapping markers to each other
      4m 56s
  11. 29m 52s
    1. Working with stills
      10m 57s
    2. Moving on stills
      5m 54s
    3. Exporting and re-importing stills
      3m 47s
    4. Working with still and animated graphics with transparency
      2m 39s
    5. Working with layered Photoshop files
      6m 35s
  12. 20m 58s
    1. Changing speed and reversing a clip
      6m 22s
    2. Changing speed at a variable rate
      9m 10s
    3. Creating and using freeze frames
      5m 26s
  13. 28m 21s
    1. Using transitions
      9m 36s
    2. Understanding the nuances of transitions
      6m 23s
    3. Modifying transitions
      8m 37s
    4. Setting default transitions and applying multiple transitions
      3m 45s
  14. 36m 36s
    1. Applying and modifying effects
      4m 51s
    2. Applying presets and motion effects
      5m 42s
    3. Saving favorites
      3m 50s
    4. Understanding color correction
      4m 4s
    5. Using adjustment layers
      3m 23s
    6. Working with green screen and chroma key footage
      6m 36s
    7. Using the Warp Stabilizer to stabilize clips
      6m 27s
    8. Applying filters to audio
      1m 43s
  15. 27m 45s
    1. Creating static titles
      7m 8s
    2. Creating lower thirds
      10m 2s
    3. Creating a credit roll and crawls
      6m 41s
    4. Using Photoshop for titles
      3m 54s
  16. 20m 0s
    1. Introducing multicam editing
      1m 46s
    2. Creating a multicam clip with timecode
      3m 25s
    3. Creating a multicam clip using sync points
      4m 1s
    4. Editing a multicam clip in a Timeline
      4m 26s
    5. Refining a multicam edit
      6m 22s
  17. 9m 51s
    1. Exporting a movie
      4m 12s
    2. Sending to Adobe Media Encoder
      3m 44s
    3. Printing to video
      1m 55s
  18. 1m 22s
    1. Next steps
      1m 22s

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