- Class Introduction
Dive headfirst into the Adobe Premiere Pro basics with a quick overview of the class. Learn what to expect as you learn to edit videos with Premiere Pro.
- Exploring the Interface
Find what lives where by exploring the Adobe Premiere Pro interface. Get acquainted with the four basic areas of the video software, including the project panel, the source monitor, the timeline, and the program monitor. Learn easy ways to remember how the interface works.
- Meet Premiere Pro
Dive into the editing in this lesson, while also learning basics like video editing jargon like resolution and framerate. Dig into best practices for video editing workflows and get into that video mindset.
- Building a Rough Cut
Video editing starts with a rough cut, a rough draft that gets your story started before perfecting the project. Learn how the rough cut starts by creating a project; importing, organizing and selecting media; playing clips; marking in and out points; and editing. This lesson covers the first steps to creating your video, including basic drag-and-drop tasks as well as keyboard shortcuts, before going into more detail in the next lessons.
- Setting up a Project
Start your project by following Abba as he starts his own live edit, from the moment Adobe Premiere Pro opens. Learn the best project settings and the ideal way to save your file.
- Importing Media
With that blank slate in front of you, start importing the media for your video production. Abba walks through how he organizes media, and shares secrets like why you shouldn't use that "import media to start" option.
- Working in Timeline Part 1
Get started on the timeline by learning how to create a new sequence for your video project. Walk through the confusing new sequence options and learn how to quickly drag-and-drop to create a matching sequence.
- Working in Timeline Part 2
Start constructing a video by adding media to the timeline. Learn simple drag-and-drop methods for adding to the timeline, as well as keyboard shortcuts for essentials like zooming in on that timeline. Learn essentials like how to mark endpoints and out points to include only the segments you want.
- Refining Your Edit
After building that rough cut, learn how to adjust your clips using trims, ripple trims, roll edits, and slip and slide edits. Walk through what each type of trim is and start tackling creative trims inside Premiere Pro.
- Trim Tools
Dive into more trim techniques with this lesson on trim tools. Follow along with Abba as he explains more trim tools and their keyboard shortcuts.
- Working wth Audio
Once your timeline is refined, start perfecting that audio with Adobe Premiere Pro CC tools. Dive into the audio side of the editing software by learning audio basics, keyframing, and syncing. Figure out the Premiere Pro CC's audio level tools and where to set the audio levels to avoid deafening -- or annoying -- the viewer. Learn how to use the audio tools built into Premiere without using another program like Adobe Audition.
- Adding Music
Now that you understand how to work with voice audio, follow Abba with techniques on adding music to a Premiere Pro CC video. Learn how to work with audio tracks, how to continue the audio from one clip to another, and more audio tricks.
- Working with Music
With the music in place, learn how to create fades for audio tracks and how to use audio ducking to mix music and voice. Then, explore working with sound effects in Premiere Pro CC.
- Basic Transitions
Without transitions, your video will feel abrupt and choppy. In this lesson, get started with transition basics to smooth the change from one clip to another. Learn basic transition rules and how to use handles to adjust transitions.
- Advanced Transitions
Move beyond the basic fade and dissolve transitions and learn how to modify transitions using the effects control tab. This lesson includes transitions like push and cube spin.
- Working with Filters & Effects
Premiere Pro CC includes filters and effects that can fix problems, stylize video, or add creative effects. Abba walks through the basic filters as well as how to modify those filters, copy and paste effects, and combine filters. Dive into video filters like Lumetri color and audio filters in this lesson.
- Working with Nests & Sequences
Nested clips are grouped clips that allow you to apply effects to multiple clips at once. Learn why nested clips are valuable, as well as additional techniques for modifying multiple clips at once, like adjustment layers inside a sequence.
- Motion Effects
Incorporating motion into a video introduces different effects -- but not all motion effects are done in-camera. Follow Abba and go step-by-step into techniques for adding motion into a Premiere Pro project by scaling photos and videos, creating a picture-in-picture effect, and panning to create motion on still photos.
- Rendering & Positioning
Video stuttering as you are working? Now that you've added multiple effects into your video, your project may start to stutter as your computer renders and tries to keep up. Abba walks through easy solutions to this problem by scaling the video in the program monitor for improved playback.
- Titles & Graphics
In this lesson, give your video project a title (or video credits). Follow Abba as he creates a title from scratch, step-by-step. Then, learn how to use Photoshop and Illustrator files inside Premiere Pro CC.
- Basic Color Correction
Color grading is a video-editing must. Learn how to work with colors in the Color Workspace with the Lumetri Color panel. In this mini-lesson on color correction, walk through some of the color grading and correction options in Premiere Pro CC.
- Exporting & Archiving
As you wrap up your video, walk through this checklist on what to look for before exporting your video. Then, explore the different export options for finalizing videos in Premiere Pro CC.