Adobe has made a real effort to streamline the interface in Premiere Elements 15. Virtually every tool and effect in the program can be accessed through the toolbar that runs along the right side of the program.
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- [Instructor] Along the right hand side of the program is the toolbar. Now in version 15 Adobe took pretty much all the program's tools, effects, and other features and tucked them all into the tool bar. That's sort of your one stop shop for pretty much every tool or every effect in the program. Now it's available in either View Expert, View, or Quick View although some of the effects and transitions it offers are rather limited in Quick View. Here in Quick View if I were to select, for instance, Transitions you see I have a total of about 16 transitions. There will be many more available in Expert View.
For Effects, got a nice library of effects, but no where near as many as you'll find in Expert View. Let's go over to Expert View. I also want to select a clip here on my timeline because if you don't select a clip when you open some of these it will say, "Please select a clip." So let's select this clip on our timeline. You'll see under Adjustments, eight video adjustments. Five audio adjustments, natural if you had an audio only clip you selected you wouldn't have the option for video adjustments. We'll look at these in greater depth a little later in our course.
There are a number of very cool Video Tools, and some Audio Tools here for creating effects and for doing some more high level things with the program. Under Effects here, boy take a look at this. This is the full library if I click on this, you've got 18 categories of effects, 87 video, 19 audio effects that are available. Hundreds of presets, these are effects that have had settings already applied to them, available to you. Hollywood looks, all this stuff is available here in Expert View.
We'll look at some of these effects a little bit later and how to add them. Under Transitions, not just 16 transitions, but 15 categories, and over 107 give or take transitions. Pretty cool. There are Title Templates for adding titles to your movie. Both Classic which are stationary, although some of them roll up the screen, as well as Motion Titles. Scores for creating custom music scores for your movie. Then the clip art here, or the Graphics.
A lot of graphics here, like 275 different pieces of clip art are available. Some of them animated, I just want to add one quickly to show you how it works. I love thought speech bubbles, they're kind of cool. By the way, you'll notice on the upper right hand corner there's a little blue flag on a number of these. That means that the artwork itself, or the effect you'll see is throughout the program has not yet been added to the program, or not yet been downloaded. As you use it, it will be downloaded to your hard drive, but if you want to download the entire library at once you can right-click and select Download All.
That said, let's just grab a piece, and instead of dragging it directly to the Timeline I'm gonna it on to the monitor. That will add it as a picture-in-picture, so it's much smaller. If I were to add the clip directly to video track two it would be the size of the screen. Anyway I will position it here and maybe make it a little larger. I'm holding down the Shift key and dragging on one of the corners. Now to edit it let's double-click on the clip on the Timeline that opens up the Title Adjustments area.
Double-click to select the title and we'll go, "Mmmm, chocolate". Cut this part out here, and we'll erase the part we don't want. There we go, "Mmmm, chocolate". I can use the arrow here to kind of position it. There we go, that's where I want it. Alright and then let's close the window by clicking on the adjustments button here on the upper right. There we go, and now we have a piece of clip art that looks like our character's going, "Mmmm, chocolate".
Lots of fun you can have with the tools available here. We're going to take a much closer look at every one of those tools and what happens when you click on the buttons a little later in the course. A lot of great tools here to look at. Hidden away, but very easily accessible. This keeps the interface and the program's workspace nice and clean, and yet at the same time puts virtually every tool within easy access and just a couple of clicks away.
- Adding and importing media
- Comparing the Quick view and Expert view workspaces
- Adding voiceover
- Creating motion paths over photos
- Turning footage into a movie with the Video Story tool
- Correcting color and lighting
- Adding video effects
- Mixing audio
- Adding transitions, including fades
- Adding titles
- Creating animations
- Creating DVDs and Blu-ray discs
- Exporting and sharing movies