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Adobe Premiere Elements 12 Classroom in a Book®

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Adobe Premiere Elements 12 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 of Premiere Elements 12. Learn Premiere Elements from the ground up and create your own customized movie. Use Guided Edits to learn advanced editing techniques with built-in video tutorials. Automate moviemaking and add impressive Hollywood effects and styles with ease. Enhance your video with more than 50 musical scores and over 250 sound effects to add depth. Back up your videos as you go and, when you’re done, take them with you and share them wherever you go, including Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, and on your smartphone or tablet.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. How to Get Your Lesson Files
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing Adobe Premiere Elements 12
    4. Accessing 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 Adobe Organizer
    4. What’s new in Adobe Premiere Elements 12
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  7. 2. Getting Ready to Edit
    1. Setting 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. From the Organizer to Adobe Premiere Elements
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  10. 5. Editing Video
    1. Getting started
    2. Watching the guided edit
    3. Viewing the completed movie before you start
    4. Working in the Monitor panel
    5. Editing in Quick view
    6. Using the Split Clip tool in Quick view
    7. Working in Expert view
    8. Editing in Expert view
    9. Using the Split Clip tool in Expert view
    10. Working in Smart Trim mode
    11. Review questions
    12. 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. Working with Auto Smart Tone
    7. Stabilizing shaky footage
    8. Previewing and rendering effects
    9. Working with Time Remapping
    10. Reframing content with Motion controls
    11. Changing playback speed
    12. Creating a Pan & Zoom effect
    13. Working with keyframes
    14. Applying effects to multiple clips
    15. Creating a Picture-in-Picture overlay
    16. Compositing two clips using Videomerge
    17. Working with Motion Tracking
    18. Exploring on your own
    19. Review questions
    20. 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 title text
    7. Superimposing a title over video clips
    8. Using graphics
    9. Working with animated titles
    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. Adding background music with scores
    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. Adding submenus and menu links to bonus clips
    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