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Mastering Adobe Premier Pro CS6 HOTSHOt by Paul Ekert

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Creating a laser beam of doom

In this task you will create a laser beam, which the evil MechBot uses to evaporate the guards. Once again you will be using a stock effect in Premiere Pro CS6; the Lightning effect. This is part of the generator effects and you will need to heavily customize it, straightening it out and taming it down, in order for it to look like an effective laser beam of doom.

In this project you have masks on two of the clips that would cause problems if you tried to add an effect directly to either clip. To get around this you will create a transparent video clip to avoid having the laser bolt interact with the masks, and in this task you'll also learn how to automatically add Timeline tracks on the fly.

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