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Want to create some movie magic?
Steve Grisetti, co-founder of our site and author of the many Muvipix.com Guides, shows you how to create professional-style special effects on an amateur's budget.
In a book peppered with dozens of Hot Tips for optimizing your Premiere Elements experience, we'll show you how to dig deep into Adobe's best-selling video editing program. Click the image on the left for the Table of Contents. Click here for chapter 6 [Cool Transition Tricks].
Click here to see a sampling of just some of the effects you can create!
Cool Trick #17 - Use A Preset As A Transition|
"Sometimes you want to transition from one clip to another almost invisibly. It's then that a simple cut or subtle dissolve is in order.
But other times you want to have a little fun - to create your own, custom transitions. And with Premiere Elements, there are a number of very cool ways to do this" - Cool Trick 17, Use A Preset As A Transition
"Premiere Elements comes loaded with over 100 transitions, from basic dissolves to pushes, curtains, bars and stripes. And they alone can take you a long way. But for the very cool, there are ways to go beyond the standard, pre-packaged transitions, and create some interesting and custom ways to get from clip to clip."
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From simple tricks, like adding an echo effect to your audio, to advanced tricks, like making a person appear to fly over a city skyline, you'll learn, step by step:
- How to create pan & zoom effects for your slideshows
- Create a cool "time warp" video effect
- Layer your photos to make them look three-dimensional
- Dissolve from a modern-looking video into a ragged, old movie effect
- Blur a face, like they do on the TV show "COPS"
- Make a person appear to fly
- Use "keying" effects to make a person appear to confront his identical twin
- Create non-square graphics for your videos
- Draw an animated line across a map
- Create cool, custom transitions
- Create cool titling effects, like Star Wars-style rolling titles
- Use split-screen techniques and video grid effects to create the "Brady Bunch" effect