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Adobe® Premiere® Elements 11 Classroom in a Book®

Book Description

Adobe Premiere Elements 11 Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for you to master all the new features in Adobe's top-rated consumer-targeted video-editing software. Each chapter 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. You will learn the basics of editing your videos with Premiere Elements and learn how best to use the program's many new features.

In this new version of the book you will receive complete coverage of all the new features and rebuilt interface of Adobe Premiere Elements 11. Learn about the three easy-to-use editing modes and determine which one best fits your needs. Manage your footage more easily with the newly updated Organizer and view your videos on a map according to where they were taken. Use the new FilmLooks feature to apply favorite cinematic styles to your clips. Add slow- or fast-motion effects to dramatize your narrative. Adjust color with greater ease and enhance your footage with new photo-blending techniques. Share your finished movies virtually anywhere you want, including Vimeo, Facebook, and YouTube.

Note from the Publisher:
Regrettably, the file named Greenscreen.mov in the Lesson 6 folder on the companion disc is corrupt. However, that same file is included multiple times on the disc (in lessons 7, 8, 9 and 10), so please copy a file from any of these folders into the lesson06 folder on your hard drive (copying over the existing file) and the exercise should load normally. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. What’s on the DISC
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing Adobe Premiere Elements 11
    4. Copying the Classroom in a Book files
    5. Additional resources
  6. 1. The World of Digital Video
    1. How Adobe Premiere Elements fits into video production
    2. The Adobe Premiere Elements workspace
    3. Working in the Organizer
    4. What’s new in Adobe Premiere Elements 11
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  7. 2. Getting Ready to Edit
    1. Setting your startup preferences
    2. Setting up a new project
    3. Working with project preferences
    4. Customizing the Workspace
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  8. 3. Video Capture and Import
    1. Capturing video with Adobe Premiere Elements
    2. Capture interfaces
    3. Using the Video Importer
    4. Capturing tape-based or live video
    5. Capturing with the Capture panel
    6. Importing content from your hard drive
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  9. 4. Organizing Your Content
    1. Getting started
    2. Viewing the completed movie before you start
    3. Working in the Project Assets panel
    4. Tagging in the Organizer
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  10. 5. Editing Video
    1. Getting started
    2. Viewing the completed movie before you start
    3. Working in the Monitor panel
    4. Editing in Quick view
    5. Using the Split Clip tool in Quick view
    6. Working in Expert view
    7. Editing in Expert view
    8. Using the Split Clip tool in Expert view
    9. Working in Smart Trim mode
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  11. 6. Working with Effects
    1. Getting started
    2. Viewing the completed movie before you start
    3. Using effects
    4. Working with Smart Fix
    5. Perfecting your clips
    6. Fixing backlighted video
    7. Copying effects from one clip to another
    8. Working with Time Remapping
    9. Changing playback speed
    10. Creating a Pan & Zoom effect
    11. Working with keyframes
    12. Creating a Picture-in-Picture overlay
    13. Compositing two clips using Videomerge
    14. Exploring on your own
    15. Review questions
    16. Review answers
  12. 7. Creating Transitions
    1. Getting started
    2. Viewing the completed movie before you start
    3. Working with transitions
    4. Exploring on your own
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  13. 8. Adding Titles and Credits
    1. Working with titles and title-editing mode
    2. Getting started
    3. Viewing the completed movie before you start
    4. Titles and text overview
    5. Creating a simple full-screen title
    6. Modifying text
    7. Superimposing a title over video clips
    8. Using graphics
    9. Creating a rolling credit
    10. Exploring on your own
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  14. 9. Working with Sound
    1. Getting started
    2. Viewing the completed movie before you start
    3. Quick view or Expert view?
    4. Workflow overview
    5. Creating background music with SmartSound
    6. Adding narration
    7. About waveforms
    8. Adjusting audio volume
    9. Volume, gain, or Normalize?
    10. Adjusting project volume with Smart Mix
    11. Exploring on your own
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  15. 10. Creating Menus
    1. Getting started
    2. Understanding DVD, Blu-ray, and AVCHD discs, plus web DVDs
    3. Manually adding scene markers
    4. Creating an auto-play disc
    5. Automatically generating scene markers
    6. Creating a disc with menus
    7. Modifying Scene Marker buttons
    8. Working with submenus
    9. Customizing menus with video, still images, and audio
    10. Animating buttons
    11. Changing menu button text properties
    12. Creating web DVDs
    13. Burning DVD, Blu-ray, and AVCHD discs
    14. Review questions
    15. Review answers
  16. 11. Sharing Movies
    1. Sharing and exporting video
    2. Getting started
    3. Viewing the completed movie for the first exercise
    4. Uploading to YouTube
    5. Sharing on your personal computer
    6. Exporting to mobile phones and players
    7. Exporting a frame of video as a still image
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  17. 12. Working with Adobe Photoshop Elements
    1. Viewing the completed movie before you start
    2. Getting started
    3. Creating a new Photoshop file optimized for video
    4. Customizing a title in Adobe Photoshop Elements
    5. Editing a Photoshop image in Adobe Photoshop Elements
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  18. Index
  19. Add Pages
  20. Where are the Lesson Files?