Join Luisa Winters for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Premiere Pro Guru: Adjustment Layers and Nesting.
- If you are a Premium Member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, then you have access to the exercise files that I used in this title. Please, go ahead and download these files and after you do so, if needed, unzip them. I'm going to go ahead and unzip mine right here. And now, I have a folder named Adjustment Layer & Nesting right on my desktop. You can put to this folder whatever you want, but I'm going to keep mine on the desktop throughout.
I can also go ahead and delete the zip, as I'm not going to be using it anymore. If you double-click the folder, you're going to see several subfolders in here. The After Effects project, it contains a single After Effects project in here. The LUTs folder, that contains a single LUT that we're going to be using in a movie. And the Media folder, which contains folders for Audio, Graphics, Multicamera, Pictures, and Video Clips.
Let's go ahead and double-click the Premiere Pro project. This is the project that we are going to be using throughout this whole title. If you get the Link Media dialog, it simply means that Premiere Pro cannot find some of these files. So, let's go ahead and click on the button name Locate. You can see up here what it's looking for. It's looking for the After Effects project. So, let's go ahead and direct Premiere to where this file is.
I'm going to go to my Home directory, and from here, I'm going to choose my Desktop, because that is where my folder is. I'll double-click the folder, doube-click the After Effects project and select it, and I'll click OK. What is happening is that Premiere Pro linked all of the other files when we linked that first one. So now, we have a project that contains all of the media that we're going to be using.
Now, let's take a look at the Project Panel. I'm going to go ahead and expand it by pressing the tilde, or grave key. And, let's go ahead and expand the Sequences Bin. In here, you will see that I have divided this in Sub Bins, one for each one of the chapters in the title. The sequences are named as follows, the name of the chapter followed by the order of the movie. So, for example, this one right here, sequence 3-1 Using the Scopes, corresponds to chapter three, movie one.
Just one more thing before we get started. You sequences might look different than mine, in terms of track height, lightness of the interface, et cetera. This is because I had to record these movies at a certain resolution, and your screen resolution might not match mine. Of course, if you're not a Premium Member of the lynda.com Trainig Llibrary, you can still follow along using your own media. Okay, let's get started with Premiere Pro Guru, Adjustment Layers and Nesting.
- When and why to nest Premiere Pro
- Rendering and replacing nesting
- Naming nested sequences
- Applying effects with adjustment layers
- Saving adjustment layers
- Adjusting footage using color corrections
- Masking effects
- Creating specific looks with adjustment layers