Welcome to the Adobe Premiere Pro Course


Welcome to the Adobe Premiere Pro Course


Welcome to the Premiere Pro course! This course has been meticulously crafted over the past 5 years to provide concise yet detailed tutorials that will help you master the basics and learn advanced techniques. The instructor's unique teaching style has even been recognized and promoted by Adobe on Twitter. The goal of this course is not only to make you comfortable working in Premiere Pro, but to help you create professional videos. The course will also be regularly updated to keep up with any changes in Premiere Pro that may affect the content.

Hey everyone and welcome to my Premiere Pro course. I've spent hundreds of hours over the last 5 years perfecting my concise yet detailed tutorial format. My unique style of teaching has even been promoted by Adobe on Twitter. In this course, you'll find over 125 short but detailed lessons. These lessons will help you master the basics, learn some more advanced techniques, and I'll even show you how to make more than 60 of the most popular effects. My goal for this course is to not only get you comfortable working in Premiere Pro but get you making professional videos. I also plan to update this course over the years to keep up with any changes in Premiere Pro that affect my current content.

Getting Started

The first time you open up Premiere Pro, you're going to be greeted by a popup to create your first project. Let's click the "New Project" button. In the new project popup, give your project a name and choose a location to save it. The default settings will work fine for most people. Click "OK" to create your project.

Now, let's learn how to import media. Go to the project panel and double click to import media. You can also use the keyboard shortcut "Control I" on Windows or "Command I" on Mac. Navigate to and select the media you'd like to import. Once you have your media selected, click "Open" to import it into the project panel.

Organizing Your Media

To organize your media, simply drag and drop your files into the project panel. Premiere Pro color codes your files based on their types, making them easier to find. You can view any of your imported files by double clicking them in the project bin. Use the play button or press the spacebar to play back and pause your media.

Editing Your Clips

To edit your clips, drag them from the project bin onto the timeline. A new sequence will be created for each video clip you drag onto the timeline. You can resize your clips on the timeline by right clicking and selecting "Scale to Frame Size". To add background audio, simply drag your audio clip onto any audio track below your video clip. You can reposition your audio by dragging it under your video clip to a later part.

Navigating the Timeline

Playing back your video clip is simple. You can hit the play button in the program window or press the spacebar on your keyboard to pause the video. You can navigate quickly through your video by dragging the playhead at the top of your timeline or clicking at any point on the time ruler. Use the right and left buttons or the arrow keys on your keyboard to move frame by frame. You can also zoom in and out of your timeline using the scroll bar at the bottom. Holding down the ALT key on Windows or option key on Mac while scrolling with your mouse wheel will zoom in and out even faster.

Cutting and Trimming Clips

To cut a clip, position the playhead to where you want to make the cut and use the razor tool or press the "C" key on your keyboard. To trim a clip, use the selection tool to select the clip and drag the edge to the desired position. You can also use the Ripple delete function to shift your clips together while deleting to avoid any gaps.

Adding Effects and Transitions

To add effects and transitions, go to the effects panel. You can search for specific effects or transitions using the search box. Simply drag and drop the effect or transition onto your clip on the timeline. You can adjust the settings of the effect or transition in the effect controls panel.

Changing Clip Speed

To change the speed of a clip, there are three different methods you can use. You can right click the clip and select "Speed/Duration" to enter a specific speed percentage. You can also use the rate stretch tool to drag the end of the clip and change its speed. Lastly, you can use the time remapping feature to create speed ramps and control the speed changes more precisely.

Adding Captions and Text

To add captions, go to "File" > "New" > "Captions". Choose the type of captions you want to add and drag them onto the track above your video clip. You can edit the text and customize the appearance of the captions in the captions panel. To add text overlays, go to the graphics tab and select the type tool. Click on the video preview and start typing. You can customize the appearance of the text in the effect controls panel.

Adding Music and Audio

To add music and audio, simply drag the audio clip onto the audio track below your video clip on the timeline. You can adjust the volume of the audio using the audio gain function. You can also mute or delete the audio of a clip by right clicking and selecting the appropriate option.

Exporting Your Video

To export your video, go to "File" > "Export" > "Media". Choose your desired settings and click "Export". Premiere Pro will render and export your video according to the selected settings.