Tools

  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. Create a video story
    7. Creating Instant Movies
    8. Viewing clip properties
    9. Viewing a project's files
    10. Archiving projects
    11. 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. Smart Trim
    5. Change clip speed and duration
    6. Split clips
    7. Freeze and hold frames
    8. Adjusting Brightness, Contrast, and Color - Guided Edit
    9. Stabilize video footage with Shake Stabilizer
    10. Replace footage
    11. Working with source clips
    12. Trimming Unwanted Frames - Guided Edit
    13. Trim clips
    14. Editing frames with Auto Smart Tone
  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. Adding sound effects to a video
    3. Adding music to video clips
    4. Create narrations
    5. Using soundtracks
    6. Music Remix
    7. Adding Narration to your movie - Guided Edit
    8. 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 Tools panel provides options that let you add cool effects to your video. For example, use Time Remapping and Smart Mix to add sophisticated motion effects to your video. You can choose Smart Trim to let Premiere Elements automatically edit your footage for a crisper video.

Video tools

Favorite Moments

A video usually has various favorite moments. Adobe Premiere Elements helps you mark and extract all your favorite moments in a video as a single collated clip or individual clips. You can use the extracted clips of favorite moments for editing or sharing.

For more information, see Mark and extract your favorite moments.

Freeze Frame

Grab a single frame from a video clip to use as a still image in your current movie or to save as a still on your hard drive for use elsewhere. For example, you can use a still in your movie to show a character start an action, but then stop mid-action, frozen on the screen.

For more information, see Freezing and holding frames.

Motion Tracking

Motion Tracking gives you the ability to track moving objects in a video clip. You can attach clipart like still images, graphics, or video clips to these objects.

For more information, see Apply motion tracking in video clips.

Movie menu (Windows)

Note:

Creating a Movie Menu with a non-landscape format is not supported.

You can create a menu‑based DVD by using one of the predesigned menu templates included with Premiere Elements. A menu can include sound and motion. Some templates contain drop zones, where you can drag and drop a still image or video to personalize the menu background.

For more information, see Creating disc menus.

Pan & Zoom

Using the pan and zoom tool in Adobe Premiere Elements, you can create video-like effects from images or movie clips. For movie clips, the effect works best when there is minimal movement of objects within the clip.

When working with the pan and zoom tool, you select objects and the order in which they are panned and zoomed into. Adobe Premiere Elements provides you with customization options using which you can apply the effect according to your requirements.

For more information, see Pan and zoom to create video-like effect.

Smart Trim

Smart trimming enables you to trim the low-quality sections of a video file. Smart trim can be done manually and automatically. You can trim clips from the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline.

For more information, see Smart trimming.

Time Remapping

Add a slow or fast motion effect to your videos for that wow factor. For more information, see Time remapping.

Audio tools

Audio Mixer

Use the Audio Mixer to adjust audio balance and volume for different tracks in your project. You can adjust the balance and level of audio contained within your video clips, and within soundtrack and narration audio.

For more information, see Audio Mixer.

Narration

You can choose to record a narrative for your video from within Premiere Elements. Using your computer’s microphone, you can narrate clips while previewing them in the Monitor panel. Your narration is then added to the Narration soundtrack visible in either the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline.

For more information, see Create narrations.

Smart Mix

SmartMix enables automatic adjustment of the volume of the background music. For best results, place dialog clips on the Audio 1 track or the Narration track (Foreground tracks) and music on the Soundtrack track (Background tracks). Premiere Elements analyzes clips on all Foreground tracks for dialogs. Keyframes are then smartly/automatically created to lower the volume level to ensure that the dialog in the Foreground track is audible. SmartMix adjustments apply to all audio clips on the Expert view timeline, not just on the selected clip. When you use SmartMix on an audio track, keyframes you applied previously on the Soundtrack are deleted.

For more information, see Smart Mixer.

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