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Using Adobe Premiere Pro CC has never been easier. Whether you’re a beginner or want to brush up on editing basics, this Adobe Premiere Pro tutorial will show you the ins and outs of creating your very own video and uploading so the world can see.
Adobe Premiere Pro and other favorites like Avid video editing, help video editors import footage seamlessly and create layered sequences, so you can start telling your story. Here are five fundamental and basic editing tips that will help you get started on building your story.
Import Video Footage
One of the most important editing basics in Premiere Pro is importing footage into the program. This Adobe Premiere Pro for beginners step-by-step can show you how.
- Simply click the word ‘assembly’ at the top of the screen to open the assembly workplace.
- Click on the media browser, if it’s not immediately visible.
- Now, you can search for your video and audio files. Clip names will appear as names in a list format.
- In order to see what’s inside each clip, click the button at the bottom to switch to thumbnail view. Gliding the mouse over the thumbnail will show you what’s in each clip.
- To import files, select the ones you want to be in your project folder and then click the ‘ingest’ option at the top to make sure files are copied into your folder.
- Right click to select the media files into your project. Switch to the project panel to resize thumbnails or switch to list view.
Create A Sequence
As part of this Adobe Premiere Pro tutorial, it’s imperative to learn how to create a sequence, the building block of your visual narrative. Here’s a simple rundown of this editing basic for Premiere Pro.
- The timeline window in Adobe Premiere Pro is where you’ll assemble your clips.
- To enter the editing workspace in Adobe Premiere Pro, click the word ‘editing’ at the top of the screen.
- To create a new sequence, choose a clip from the project panel onto the blank timeline panel to the right.
- If you already have a sequence open in the timeline, you can create a new one by right-clicking on a clip and choosing ‘new sequence from clip.’
- The settings from your new sequence will automatically match those of the clip you start with. The sequence will also have the clip’s name.
- To change it, click on the sequence and rename it.
- If you add a clip to your sequence and it appears larger or smaller than the viewing area, right-click the clip in the timeline and choose ‘set to frame size.’
Adding titles to your video is another one of the five editing basics that any Adobe Premiere for beginners student will want to know.
- To add a title to a sequence in Premiere Pro, position the playhead where you want your title to appear.
- Click on ‘graphics’ at the top the screen to enter the graphics workspace.
- Select the text tool and click anywhere on the program monitor to type a title.
- Click the ‘selection’ tool and you will see a blue box around your text letting you change the font, size, color, position, opacity, and more.
- To center your title, click ‘align and transform’ buttons.
- You can also reposition your title clip to wherever you want it to appear in your sequence.
- Drag the ends of the clip to change the duration.
- Right click either end of the title clip and choose ‘apply default transitions’ to add a fade in or fade out effect to your title.
No Adobe Premiere tutorial would be complete without learning how to add and adjust audio.
- To add audio to your sequence, click on the word ‘audio at the top of your screen in Adobe Premiere Pro to open the audio workspace.
- Select and drag an audio clip from the project panel to your timeline.
- To adjust volume, click open the audio track mixer’ at the top.
- At the bottom of the panel, you have the play, stop, and playback buttons.
- You can adjust the volume of each audio track in your sequence as the sequence plays.
- The master control lets users turn the volume up or down as a whole.
- Make sure to avoid hitting the red zone for maximum audio clarity.
Adobe Premiere Pro lets video editors edit and share their videos automatically online. Here’s how.
- While in the editing workspace (click ‘editing’ at the top of the screen), select the sequence you want to export in the project panel and make sure it actively appears in the timeline panel.
- Next, choose ‘file,’ ‘export’, and ‘media’ to open the export settings dialogue box. Adobe Premiere Pro features incredible and intuitive user control when exporting media. For an easy and streamlined video editing experience, pre-sets let users just run with it.
- Next to ‘format,’ choose H264 if not already selected. Open the preset drop-down menu and scroll down to ‘youtube 1080p HD.
- Click the blue output name to rename and save the exported file name.
- On the publish tab, you can scroll through the online platforms where you can upload your video automatically including Creative Cloud, Behance, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, and Youtube. Click the relevant check box to activate your desired publish option and then click log in to log into your account. Once you complete that process, choose a privacy setting. You can also enter tags you want to associate with your video and create descriptions. Finally, click ‘export.’