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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.