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Adobe Premiere Elements 9 Classroom in a Book






Description

Adobe Premiere Elements 9 Classroom in a Book is the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe's consumer-targeted video editing software. Each of the 13 chapters in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson.

This new cross-platform (Mac and Windows) version of the book teaches the basics of video editing, along with complete coverage of all-new features in Premiere Elements 9 now with an enhanced workspace for increased efficiency and better user experience. In this new version you'll learn how to imprt media from a variety of devices including mobile phones, embed your movie clips within web pages, use the new Cartoon effect to create cartoon-like movies from your live-motion movie clips, add a variety of new audio effects, fix shaky footage and color and lighting problems with SmartFix, automatically remove unwanted footage with Smart Trim, add graphics that follow the action of your footage, and much more.

About the Authors

The Adobe Creative Team of designers, writers, and editors has extensive, real world knowledge of Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.

CONTENTS
GETTING STARTED 1
About Classroom in a Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Prerequisites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Installing Premiere Elements 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Copying the Classroom in a Book Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Additional Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
1 THE WORLD OF DIGITAL VIDEO 6
How Adobe Premiere Elements Fits into
Video Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
The Adobe Premiere Elements Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Working in the Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Working with Photoshop.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Review questions and answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
2 GETTING READY TO EDIT 24
Setting Up a New Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Diagnosing Settings-related Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Working with Project Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Customizing the Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Review questions and answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
3 VIDEO CAPTURE AND IMPRT 36
Capturing Video with Premiere Elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Capture Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Capturing Tape-based or Live Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Capturing with the Capture Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Using the Video Imprter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Imprting Content from Your Hard Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Review questions and answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
4 ORGANIZING YOUR CONTENT 56
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Viewing the Completed Movie Before You Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Working in the Organize Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Finding Clips in Media View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Tagging in the Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Working with Project View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Review questions and answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
5 EDITING VIDEO 84
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Viewing the Completed Movie Before You Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Working with the Monitor Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Working with the My Project Panel in the Sceneline . . . . . . . . . 90
Using the Split Clip Tool in the Sceneline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Working with the My Project Panel in the Timeline . . . . . . . . . . 97
Editing in the Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Using the Split Clip Tool in the Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Working in Smart Trim Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Review questions and answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
6 WORKING WITH EFFECTS 112




Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Viewing the Completed Movie Before You Start . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Using Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Working with SmartFix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Perfecting Your Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Changing Playback Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Working with Keyframes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Using Keyframes to Animate Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Copying Effects from One Clip to Another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Creating a Picture-in-Picture Overlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Compositing Two Clips Using Videomerge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Changing Speed Using the Time Stretch Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Working with Motion Tracking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Working with Effect Masking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Exploring on Your Own . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Review questions and answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
7 CREATING TRANSITIONS 150
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Viewing the Completed Movie Before You Start . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Working with Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Exploring on Your Own . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Review questions and answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
8 TITLES AND CREDITS 170
Working with Titles and Title-editing Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Viewing the Completed Movie Before You Start . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Creating a Simple Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Modifying Text. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Superimposing a Title over Video Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Creating a Rolling Credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
Using Title Templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Exploring on Your Own . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Review questions and answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
9 WORKING WITH SOUND 194
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Viewing the Completed Movie for the First Exercise . . . . . . . . 196
Creating Background Music with SmartSound . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Adding Narration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
Adjusting Project Volume with SmartMix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Adjusting the Volume of an Audio Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204
Exploring on Your Own . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Review questions and answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
10 WORKING WITH MOVIE THEMES 216
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Viewing the Completed Movie Before You Start . . . . . . . . . . . .218
About Movie Themes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Exploring on Your Own . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Review questions and answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
11 CREATING MENUS 224
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Understanding DVDs and Blu-ray Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Manually Adding Scene Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Creating an Auto-play Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Automatically Generating Scene Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
Creating a Disc with Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Modifying Scene Marker Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Working with Submenus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Customizing Menus in Properties View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
Customizing Menus with Video, Still Images,
and Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Animating Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
Changing Menu Button Text Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Creating Web DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Burning DVDs or Blu-ray Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Review questions and answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
12 SHARING MOVIES 262
Sharing and Exporting Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
Viewing the Completed Movie for the First Exercise . . . . . . . . 265
Uploading to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Uploading to Photoshop.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
Sharing on Your Personal Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Exporting to Mobile Phones and Players . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Preparing to Export to Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Exporting to Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Exporting a Frame of Video as a Still Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Review questions and answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
13 WORKING WITH PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 284
Viewing the Completed Movie Before You Start . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Using the Edit Videos Command in
Photoshop Elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
Loading an Album from Photoshop Elements. ..........................291
Creating a New Photoshop File Optimized for Video . ............293
Customizing a Title in Photoshop Elements . ..............................294
Editing a Photoshop Image in Premiere Elements . ..................300
Review questions and answers . ......................................................303
INDEX 304

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