Learn how to use Guided Edits to learn Premiere Elements.
- [Instructor] If you're new to Premiere Elements, or you're still trying to learn where the tools are, Guided Edits can be very helpful. Guided Edits, which are available in both Expert and Quick View, they walk you through a number of the processes, step-by-step, showing you every tool you use and showing you how to use it. It's a great hands-on way to learn the program, and as you can see, Adobe's done a great job of building out this library of Guided Edits. Here are Basic Edits, Video Adjustments, Audio Adjustments, and some Fun Edits, which teach you special effects.
Let's try one of the Basic Edits in Expert mode. This is a description of the edit. Click next. This is just going to take us through the process of building a project. Add media. Select a clip. We'll add that clip to the timeline. It shows us how to work the playback tools. Playing the clip. It teaches us about the CTI, the play-head, and it shows us how to zoom in and out of the Timeline, and you know what, this is a lot like my course, isn't it? (laughs) It shows us how to trim a clip.
It shows us how to split a clip. It shows us how to add a transition. And then it shows us how to export and share that movie. And that's all there is to it. Let's try a more advanced one, kind of fun. This time, let's select a Guided Edit, one of the Fun Edits: How to create a freeze frame with a motion title.
It says, "Move the CTI where we'd like our freeze frame to be." Open Text and Titles. Select a motion title and drag it right to the timeline. It's going to split the clip. Select the background. And from the background option panel, select freeze frame. So it's going to take the last frame of the video clip and use it as a freeze frame behind the title. Then we select a text box.
Give it a name. Then we could select each one of these text boxes and customize it if we like, and then we're done. And here's what it looks like. So, it plays the movie. Then it freezes the movie and our motion title comes in. So, as you can see, Guided Edits are a great way to get familiar with the program. It's a feature you may quickly outgrow as you get more familiar with the program and its tools, but if you need a little help finding your way around, it's like having your own personal trainer built right into the program.
- 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