If you talk to ten editors and ask them for their top ten effects, you’ll likely end up with a 75-item list. The reason is because there are a lot of strong opinions as well as varied needs that drive the use of effects by video editors. Depending on the genre you edit, effects can range from simple blurring to more elaborate effects, such as complex keying and compositing.
Fortunately, Adobe is well known for its visual effects capabilities. Adobe Premiere Pro has a versatile effects engine. Making tasks even easier is the close relationship between Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. In this chapter you’ll learn some of the most commonly requested effects you’ll be expected to generate.