Chapter 1. Basic Elements

Before embarking on a journey, it can be useful to survey the landscape and learn a few local customs. In this chapter, you’ll get oriented to Premiere Elements’ interface and catch a glimpse of what’s to come. In addition, you’ll learn about the basic workings of the Premiere Elements interface: how to use context menus, keyboard shortcuts, and commands, and how to undo mistakes. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with this little travel guide, you can get your passport stamped in Chapter 2, “Starting a Project.”

Using the Taskbar

When you start using Premiere Elements, one of the first things you’ll notice is the taskbar, a row of handy buttons that’s near the top of the screen but under the typical menu bar. Whereas the ...

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