Create a Glass Pane effect - Guided Edit
Learn how to create a fun glass pane effect.

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 videos or photos into professionally edited creations.

To learn about other guided edits, see Guided mode.

Create a Glass Pane effect

Glass Pane effect

Use this guided edit to create a fun glass pane effect on your video or photo through matte overlays. Apply multiple matte effects, such as matte key, blur, and temperature and tint adjustments to your media.

To use this guided edit, do the following:

  1. Select Guided > Fun Edits > Glass Pane.

  2. Click Add media to import a video clip or a photo that you want to work with.

    Ignore if the video clip or the photo is already present on the timeline.

  3. Select the appropriate option to import media.

    The clip or the photo you added is stored in the Project Assets bin. 

  4. Drag-and-drop the media on Track 1 in the timeline.

  5. Drag-and-drop the same media on Track 2, exactly above the media on Track 1 in the timeline.

  6. Click the Graphics icon in the right panel.

    Graphics icon
    Graphics icon
  7. From the Graphics > Video Overlays panel, select and drag one or more matte over clips and drop it on Track 3, exactly above the Track 2 media.  

    Video Overlays panel


    On Track 3 itself, you can add multiple overlay clips one after another to get different effects.

  8. Click the Effects icon in the right panel.

    Effects icon
    Effects icon
  9. From the EffectsVideo panel > Keying category, drag the Track Matte Key effect, and drop it on the media on Track 2.

    Track Matte Key effect
  10. In the Applied Effects panel > Track Matte Key section, do the following:

    • Select Matte as Video 3.
    • Select Composite Using as Matte Luma.
    Track Matte Key
  11. To use additional effects, click the Effects icon in the right panel. 

  12. From the Effects > Video panel > Blur & Sharpen category, drag the Fast Blur effect and drop it on the media on Track 1.

    Fast Blur effect
  13. In the Applied Effects panel > Fast Blur section, change the Blurriness properties as required.

    Fast Blur
  14. Select the media on Track 1 and click the Adjustment icon in the right panel.  

    Adjustment icon
    Adjustment icon
  15. In the Adjustments panel, expand the Temperature and Tint section. Select an adjustment each in the Temperature and Tint categories.

    Temperature and Tint
  16. To see the rendered output, click Play.