Get an overview of the tools in Premiere Elements.
- [Tutor] Along the right-hand side of the program is the Toolbar and Adobe has pretty much taken all the programs - Tools, Effects, and other features - and tucked them neatly into this Toolbar, sort of your one-stop shop for pretty much every tool in the program. Now it's available in both Quick view and Expert view, although as we've seen earlier in this course, Quick view has kind of a limited number of effects and transitions available. So let's work in Expert view so we can see the Toolbar in all its glory.
Also note that for a lot of these tools you need to have a clip selected on the timeline. If you don't have a clip selected and you try to open one of the tools on the Toolbar, you'll see it says please select a clip. So let's select this clip and we'll go over here to the top of the bar, and we'll look at all these things available on the Toolbar in greater detail later in the course, but for now let's just do an overview. Here are the Adjustments. Adjustments are very cool. There are ways for correcting color, correcting audio problems, taking some of the shake out of your video.
There are eight video and five audio adjustments. There's the toolkit here and the tools are all very valuable. We'll take a look in detail of virtually all these tools. There are seven video and there are three audio tools. For effects, there are a number of categories of effects here. 18 categories of video effects, so 87 video effects, 19 audio effects; this number is a little bit different on the Macintosh.
Transitions. We have 15 categories of transitions or 107 transitions; a little bit different number on the Macintosh. We have the Applied Effects panel over here which is where we're going to adjust our applied effects as well as do some key framed animation. We'll do that a little bit later in the course. We have title templates. These title templates include both traditional, kind of classic templates, as well as animated motion templates.
We'll take a look at how to do all of them also. There are also scores. This is a tool for generating your own music, your own custom music at a custom music length. We'll take a look at that a little bit later in the program where there are 50 different music clips, and on the PC, 360 sound effects. And finally as a bonus, clip art! This is clip art that you can overlay right on top of your video - 277 pieces of clip art.
Some of it is animated, some of it is editable, so as you can see we have little thought bubbles and speech bubbles that we can add right to our video and then customize the text that appears in those; we'll show you how to do that a little bit later too. So a lot of great tools in the program, hidden away but very easily accessible. This keeps the interface and the programs workspace nice and clean, and yet at the same time, puts virtually every tool within easy access - maybe only a couple of clicks away. And in our next couple of movies we're going to take a closer look at some of the most powerful tools that are available on the Premiere Elements Toolbar.
- Adding and importing media
- Comparing Quick view and Expert view
- Trimming, splitting, and rippling clips
- Adding narration
- Motion tracking
- Time remapping
- Creating movies with the Video Story tool
- Correcting color
- Adding video effects
- Mixing audio
- Adding transitions, including fades
- Adding titles
- Creating animations with keyframes
- Creating DVDs
- Exporting and sharing movies