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Adobe Premiere Elements 8 Classroom in a Book

Book Description

Adobe Premiere Elements 8 Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for you to master all the new features in Adobe's 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 will learn how best to use the program's many new features. In this new version you can fix shaky footage and color and lighting problems with SmartFix, automatically remove unwanted footage with Smart Trim, automatically balance audio with SmartMix, add graphics that follow the action of your footage, and much more.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. What’s on the Disc
    1. Lesson files ... and so much more
  3. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
      1. Requirements for Your Computer
      2. Required Skills
    3. Installing Adobe Premiere Elements 8
    4. Copying the Classroom in a Book Files
      1. Copying the Lessons Files from the DVD
    5. Additional Resources
    6. Photoshop.com
    7. Adobe Certification
  4. 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
      1. Monitor Panel
      2. My Project Panel
      3. Tasks Panel
        1. Organize workspace
        2. Edit workspace
        3. Disc Menus workspace
        4. Share workspace
      4. Properties View
      5. Info and History Panels
    4. Working with Photoshop.com
    5. Review Questions
    6. Review Answers
  5. 2. Getting Ready to Edit
    1. Setting Up a New Project
    2. Diagnosing Settings-related Issues
    3. Working with Project Preferences
    4. Customizing the Workspace
    5. Review Questions
    6. Review Answers
  6. 3. Video Capture and Import
    1. Capturing Video with Adobe Premiere Elements
    2. Capture Interfaces
      1. Tape and Live Capture vs. Clip-based Import
    3. Capturing Tape-based or Live Video
      1. Connecting Your Device
      2. Capture Options
        1. Capturing video or audio only
        2. Capture to Timeline
        3. Capturing video clips with Scene Detect
      3. Capturing video clips with the Auto Analyzer
      4. Capturing clips with device control
    4. Capturing with the Capture Panel
    5. Using the Media Downloader
    6. Importing Content from Your Hard Disk
    7. Review Questions
    8. Review Answers
  7. 4. Organizing Your Content
    1. Getting Started
    2. Viewing the Completed Movie Before You Start
    3. Working in the Organize Workspace
    4. Finding Clips in Media View
    5. Tagging in the Organizer
      1. Tagging Clips in the Organizer
      2. Working with Star Ratings
      3. Working with Keyword Tags
      4. Running the Auto Analyzer
      5. Working with Clips After Smart Tagging
      6. Creating an InstantMovie
      7. Uploading Files to Photoshop.com
    6. Working with Project View
      1. Trimming a Clip in the Preview Window
      2. Creating a Rough Cut in Project View
    7. Review Questions
    8. Review Answers
  8. 5. Editing Video
    1. Getting Started
    2. Viewing the Completed Movie Before You Start
    3. Working with the Monitor Panel
    4. Working with the My Project Panel in the Sceneline
      1. Adding Clips in the Sceneline
      2. Moving Clips in the Sceneline
      3. Deleting Clips in the Sceneline
      4. Trimming Clips in the Sceneline
    5. Using the Split Clip Tool in the Sceneline
    6. Working with the My Project Panel in the Timeline
      1. Adding and Deleting Tracks
      2. Changing the Height of Tracks
      3. Customizing Track Views
    7. Editing in the Timeline
      1. Trimming Clips in the Timeline
    8. Using the Split Clip Tool in the Timeline
    9. Working in Smart Trim Mode
      1. How Smart Trim Works
      2. Operating Modes
        1. Perspective
      3. Creating a Slide Show
    10. Review Questions
    11. Review Answers
  9. 6. Working with Effects
    1. Getting Started
    2. Viewing the Completed Movie Before You Start
    3. Using Effects
    4. Working with SmartFix
    5. Perfecting Your Clips
      1. Applying and Resetting Fixed Effects
      2. Reframing a Clip Using Motion Controls
      3. Rendering Effects
      4. Choosing and Applying Effects
      5. Deleting Effects
      6. Fixing Backlighted Video
      7. Stabilizing Shaky Footage
    6. Changing Playback Speed
    7. Reversing Playback
    8. Working with Keyframes
      1. Creating an Image Pan with Keyframes
      2. Creating a Fade-out Using Keyframes
      3. Working with Keyframes
    9. Using Keyframes to Animate Effects
    10. Copying Effects from One Clip to Another
    11. Creating a Picture-in-Picture Overlay
    12. Compositing Two Clips Using Videomerge
    13. Changing Speed Using the Time Stretch Tool
    14. Working with Motion Tracking
      1. Fine-tuning Motion Tracking Effects
    15. Working with Effect Masking
    16. Exploring on Your Own
    17. Review Questions
    18. Review Answers
  10. 7. Creating Transitions
    1. Getting Started
    2. Viewing the Completed Movie Before You Start
    3. Working with Transitions
      1. Using Transitions View in the Tasks Panel
      2. Applying a Transition
      3. Viewing Transition Properties
      4. Modifying Transition Settings
      5. Replacing a Transition
      6. Adding a Single-sided Transition to Create a Fade-in
      7. Applying the Default Transition to Multiple Clips
      8. Making Transitions Work in Your Movie
    4. Exploring on Your Own
    5. Review Questions
    6. Review Answers
  11. 8. Titles and Credits
    1. Working with Titles and Title-editing Mode
    2. Getting Started
    3. Viewing the Completed Movie Before You Start
    4. Creating a Simple Title
    5. Modifying Text
      1. Changing the Text Alignment, Style, and Size
      2. Centering Elements in the Monitor Panel
      3. Changing the Color of Your Type
      4. Adding an Image to Your Title Files
      5. Creating Fade-in and Fade-out Effects
    6. Superimposing a Title over Video Clips
    7. Creating a Rolling Credit
      1. Changing the Speed of a Rolling Title
    8. Using Title Templates
    9. Exploring on Your Own
    10. Review Questions
    11. Review Answers
  12. 9. Working with Sound
    1. Getting Started
    2. Viewing the Completed Movie for the First Exercise
    3. Creating Background Music with SmartSound
    4. Adding Narration
    5. Adjusting Project Volume with SmartMix
    6. Adjusting the Volume of an Audio Track
      1. Adjusting Clip Volume with Gain Controls
      2. Adjusting Clip Volume with the Volume Graph
      3. Raising and Lowering Volume with Keyframes
      4. Working with the Audio Mixer
      5. Working with Sound Effects
    7. Exploring on Your Own
    8. Review Questions
    9. Review Answers
  13. 10. Working with Movie Themes
    1. Getting Started
    2. Viewing the Completed Movie Before You Start
    3. About Movie Themes
      1. Applying a Movie Theme
    4. Exploring on Your Own
    5. Review Questions
    6. Review Answers
  14. 11. Creating Menus
    1. Getting Started
    2. Understanding DVDs and Blu-ray Discs
      1. Physical Media
    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
      1. Changing Button Labels and Image Thumbnails
    8. Working with Submenus
    9. Customizing Menus in Properties View
    10. Customizing Menus with Video, Still Images, and Audio
      1. Adding a Still Image or Video Clip to Your Menu
      2. Adding an Audio Clip to the Background
    11. Animating Buttons
      1. Customizing Button Size, Location, and Text Attributes
    12. Changing Menu Button Text Properties
    13. Burning DVDs or Blu-ray Discs
    14. Review Questions
    15. Review Answers
  15. 12. Sharing Movies
    1. Sharing and Exporting Video
    2. Getting Started
    3. Viewing the Completed Movie for the First Exercise
    4. Uploading to YouTube
    5. Uploading to Photoshop.com
    6. Sharing on Your Personal Computer
    7. Adding a Quick Share Preset
    8. Exporting to Mobile Phones and Players
    9. Preparing to Export to Tape
    10. Exporting to Tape
    11. Exporting a Frame of Video as a Still Image
    12. Review Questions
    13. Review Answers
  16. 13. Working with Adobe Photoshop Elements
    1. Viewing the Completed Movie Before You Start
    2. Getting Started
    3. Using the Send To Command in Adobe Photoshop Elements
    4. Moving Images Manually into Adobe Premiere Elements
      1. Using Copy and Paste to Add Images
      2. Loading an Album from Adobe Photoshop Elements
    5. Creating a New Adobe Photoshop File Optimized for Video
    6. Editing an Adobe Photoshop Image in Adobe Premiere Elements
    7. Review Questions
    8. Review Answers