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Working with effect presets

  1. Adobe Premiere Elements User Guide
  2. Introduction to Adobe Premiere Elements
    1. What's new in Premiere Elements
    2. System requirements | Adobe Premiere Elements
    3. Workspace basics
    4. Guided mode
    5. Use pan and zoom to create video-like effect
    6. GPU accelerated rendering
  3. Workspace and workflow
    1. Get to know the Home screen
    2. View and share auto-created collages, slideshows, and more
    3. Workspace basics
    4. Preferences
    5. Tools
    6. Keyboard shortcuts
    7. Audio View
    8. Undoing changes
    9. Customizing shortcuts
    10. Working with scratch disks
  4. Working with projects
    1. Creating a project
    2. Adjust project settings and presets
    3. Save and back up projects
    4. Previewing movies
    5. Creating video collage
    6. Creating Highlight Reel
    7. Create a video story
    8. Creating Instant Movies
    9. Viewing clip properties
    10. Viewing a project's files
    11. Archiving projects
    12. GPU accelerated rendering
  5. Importing and adding media
    1. Add media
    2. Guidelines for adding files
    3. Set duration for imported still images
    4. 5.1 audio import
    5. Working with offline files
    6. Sharing files between Adobe Premiere Elements and Adobe Photoshop Elements
    7. Creating specialty clips
    8. Work with aspect ratios and field options
  6. Arranging clips
    1. Arrange clips in the Expert view timeline
    2. Group, link, and disable clips
    3. Arranging clips in the Quick view timeline
    4. Working with clip and timeline markers
  7. Editing clips
    1. Reduce noise
    2. Select object
    3. Candid Moments
    4. Color Match
    5. Smart Trim
    6. Change clip speed and duration
    7. Split clips
    8. Freeze and hold frames
    9. Adjusting Brightness, Contrast, and Color - Guided Edit
    10. Stabilize video footage with Shake Stabilizer
    11. Replace footage
    12. Working with source clips
    13. Trimming Unwanted Frames - Guided Edit
    14. Trim clips
    15. Editing frames with Auto Smart Tone
    16. Artistic effects
  8. Applying transitions
    1. Applying transitions to clips
    2. Transition basics
    3. Adjusting transitions
    4. Adding Transitions between video clips - Guided Edit
    5. Create special transitions
    6. Create a Luma Fade Transition effect - Guided Edit
  9. Special effects basics
    1. Effects reference
    2. Applying and removing effects
    3. Create a black and white video with a color pop - Guided Edit
    4. Time remapping - Guided edit
    5. Effects basics
    6. Working with effect presets
    7. Finding and organizing effects
    8. Editing frames with Auto Smart Tone
    9. Fill Frame - Guided edit
    10. Create a time-lapse - Guided edit
    11. Best practices to create a time-lapse video
  10. Applying special effects
    1. Use pan and zoom to create video-like effect
    2. Transparency and superimposing
    3. Reposition, scale, or rotate clips with the Motion effect
    4. Apply an Effects Mask to your video
    5. Adjust temperature and tint
    6. Create a Glass Pane effect - Guided Edit
    7. Create a picture-in-picture overlay
    8. Applying effects using Adjustment layers
    9. Adding Title to your movie
    10. Removing haze
    11. Creating a Picture in Picture - Guided Edit
    12. Create a Vignetting effect
    13. Add a Split Tone Effect
    14. Add FilmLooks effects
    15. Add an HSL Tuner effect
    16. Fill Frame - Guided edit
    17. Create a time-lapse - Guided edit
    18. Animated Sky - Guided edit
    19. Select object
    20. Animated Mattes - Guided Edit
    21. Double exposure- Guided Edit
  11. Special audio effects
    1. Mix audio and adjust volume with Adobe Premiere Elements
    2. Audio effects
    3. Adding sound effects to a video
    4. Adding music to video clips
    5. Create narrations
    6. Using soundtracks
    7. Music Remix
    8. Adding Narration to your movie - Guided Edit
    9. Adding Scores to your movie - Guided edit
  12. Movie titles
    1. Creating titles
    2. Adding shapes and images to titles
    3. Adding color and shadows to titles
    4. Editing and formatting text
    5. Motion Titles
    6. Exporting and importing titles
    7. Arranging objects in titles
    8. Designing titles for TV
    9. Applying styles to text and graphics
    10. Adding a video in the title
  13. Disc menus
    1. Creating disc menus
    2. Working with menu markers
    3. Types of discs and menu options
    4. Previewing menus
  14. Sharing and exporting your movies
    1. Export and share your videos
    2. Sharing for PC playback
    3. Compression and data-rate basics
    4. Common settings for sharing

Effect presets

Premiere Elements includes several effect presets, which are common, preconfigured effects that you can apply to clips. For instance, the Tint Blue preset adds a light blue tint to an entire image. Typically, presets provide good results without having to adjust their properties. After you apply a preset, you can change its properties. You can also create your own presets.

The included effect presets are available under the Presets category in the Effects panel. Presets are grouped in the following categories:

Bevel Edges

Create thick or thin edges that resemble picture frames.


Create blurs of varying degrees at the In or Out points of a clip.

Color Effects

Create tints of varying color and intensity.

Drop Shadows

Create either static or animated shadows. Shadow presets have suffixes that indicate the direction that the shadow is cast or the direction that it moves. For example, LL indicates that the shadow is cast to the lower left. For moving shadows, the appendix is hyphenated. Therefore, LR‑LL indicates that the shadow moves from the lower right to the lower left. To ensure that shadows are visible, apply shadows to images that are smaller than the project’s frame size and make sure that the background image is not black.

Horizontal/Vertical Image Pans

Create animations in which the entire image moves left and right or up and down as the video plays. For example, an L‑R horizontal pan moves the image from left to right.

Horizontal/Vertical Image Zooms

Create animated zoom effects.

Mosaics, Solarizes, and Twirls

Create animated effects that either decrease in intensity from the beginning of the clip or increase in intensity as the clip ends.


Create Picture‑in‑Picture effects by scaling the target clip so that you can superimpose it onto a full‑sized clip. You can also apply this effect to several clips in order to create a montage.
Note: For descriptions of the effects used in the presets, search for the effect name in Help.

Apply an effect preset

If you apply a preset to a clip, and the preset contains properties for an effect that is already applied to the clip, the clip is modified using the following rules:

  • If the effect preset contains a fixed effect (Motion, Opacity, or Volume), applying the preset replaces the existing effect properties.

  • If the effect preset contains a standard (non-fixed) effect, the effect is added to the bottom of the list of effects.

  1. Click Effects in the Action bar to display the Applied Effects panel.
  2. Expand the Presets category, and drag an effect preset to a clip in the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline.
  3. To preview the effect, click the Play button in the Monitor panel.

Create an effect preset

You can create presets containing one or multiple effects. After you create an effect preset, it appears under the My Presets category in the Effects panel.

  1. Select the clip that uses the effect you want to save as a preset.
  2. Click Applied Effects to open the Applied Effects panel.
  3. Right-click/ctrl-click one or more effects, and choose Save Preset.
  4. In the Save Preset dialog box, specify a name for your preset.
  5. (Optional) Enter a description for the preset.
  6. Select one of the following preset types to specify how Premiere Elements will handle keyframes when you apply the preset to a target clip, and then click OK:


    Scales the source keyframes proportionally to the length of the target clip. This action deletes any existing keyframes on the target clip.

    Anchor To In Point

    Positions the preset’s first keyframe at the same distance from the target clip’s In point as it was from the original clip’s In point. For example, if the first keyframe was 1 second from the In point of the source clip when you saved the preset, this option adds the keyframe at 1 second from the In point of the target clip, and adds all other keyframes relative to that position without any scaling.

    Anchor To Out Point

    Positions the preset’s last keyframe at the same distance from the target clip’s Out point as it was from the original clip’s Out point. For example, if the first keyframe was 1 second from the Out point of the source clip when you saved the preset, this option adds the keyframe at 1 second from the Out point of the target clip, and adds all other keyframes relative to that position without any scaling.


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