Guided mode


The Guided mode offers a set of built-in Guided Edits, which take you sequentially 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.


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. That is, the steps differ for Quick or Expert editing modes.

From Quick mode

When you are in the Quick mode, click the Guided tab and select a guided edit to launch it in the Quick mode.

From Expert mode

When you are in the Expert mode, click the Guided tab and select a guided edit to launch it in the Expert mode.

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 clips.

Following is the list of guided edit workflows in Adobe Premiere Elements, click a guided edit to read and explore it further:

  • Getting started with Premiere Elements: 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. Click here, for more info.
  • Trimming Unwanted Frames: 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.
  • Adding Transitions between video 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.
  • Adding Scores to your movie: You can add music scores to your video clips to enhance the atmosphere of the video.
  • Adjusting Brightness + Contrast & Color: Use this guided edit to fix the color and lighting in your video clip.
  • Adding Title to your movie: You can add titles to your video clips and choose different fonts and colors as well.
  • Adding Narration to your movie: Sometimes a movie is incomplete and requires an element of story-telling. This guided edit helps you add narration to the video clips.
  • Creating a Picture in Picture: 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.
  • Animate graphics easily:  You can add animations to graphic elements in your videos using this guided edit.
  • Adding Video in Title: You can make your video titles interesting and dramatic by adding a video in the title.
  • Apply an Effects Mask to your Video: You can apply an effect to a specific part of your video.
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