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  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

The Guided mode offers a set of built-in Guided Edits, which take you through a series of steps to help you perform a specific editing task. This guided approach helps you easily learn Adobe Premiere Elements and turn your video clips into professionally edited movies.

You can access the Guided Edits from both Quick and Expert modes.

To start exploring and using the available Guided Edits, click the Quick tab or the Expert tab, and then click the Guided tab.

Guided edits

There are a number of guided edits available as sequential workflows in the guided mode. To explore these workflows, navigate from the Quick or Expert editing modes.

The steps that appear in each Guided Edit are based on which mode you switched to Guided mode from, Quick or Expert. The steps differ for Quick or Expert editing modes.

Guided Edits

Guided edits help you perform video-editing tasks with ease.  From trimming unwanted footage to animating graphics in your video clips, guided edits help you enhance your video clip.

Guided edits are further sub-divided into four categories based on their functionality. Click a guided edit to read and explore it further.


  • Get started: This guided edit is a tutorial on how to perform basic edits on your video clips. You learn how to add clips to your video, arrange them in a sequence, split, and trim the clips. Once you are through with these basic editing tasks, it guides you on how to publish your edited clip.
  • Trim & split clips: After recording/shooting your video clips, at times you realize that there are parts of the footage that are not required. This guided edit shows you how to trim unwanted footages.
  • Add transitions between clips: When two different video clips are placed next to each other, there is an abrupt change when you play the movie. You can make the changeover smooth by adding a transition between the two clips.
  • Add titles: You can add titles to your video clips and choose different fonts and colors as well.
  • Fix Brightness, color, and contrast: Use this guided edit to fix the color and lighting in your video clip.
  • Add an adjustment layer: Use this guided edit to apply the same adjustments or effects to multiple clips.
  • Adjust Shadows & Highlights: Use this guided edit to bring out hidden details in the darkest and lightest areas of your videos.

Video Adjustments

  • Luma fade transition effect: Use this guided edit to create cool transition effects between two video clips, two images, or an image and a video clip using a photo.
  • Color Pop: Enhance your videos to display in black and white while you selectively retain one or more colors.
  • Animate graphics: You can add animations to graphic elements in your videos using this guided edit.
  • Fix action cam footage: Use this guided edit to expertly trim, correct color, and fix lens distortions in your action cam footage.
  • Fill frame: Fill in the black bars at the edges to match your video frame.
  • Create a picture-in-picture effect: Picture-in-picture guided edit helps you superimpose a graphic or video clip on your movie. It appears over the clip while the video plays in the background.
  • Animated Overlays: Jazz up your videos with animated overlays.
  • Animated Mattes: Reveal video using animated matte overlays in different shapes and styles.

Audio Adjustments

  • Add Narration: Sometimes a movie is incomplete and requires an element of story-telling. This guided edit helps you add narration to the video clips.
  • Add a music score: You can add music scores to your video clips to enhance the atmosphere of the video.

Fun Edits


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