How to Make an Octagon and Stop Sign in Premiere Pro
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by Josh Short
2M ago
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create an octagon shape and stop sign in Premiere Pro. Using Essential Graphics to Make an Octagon in Premiere Pro First, activate the Polygon Tool in the Toolbar. It might be hiding underneath the Rectangle Tool. Activate the Program Panel. Then draw a shape — it most likely won’t be an octagon. That’s okay! We’re going to change that. Next open up the Essential Graphics Panel. If you don’t see it on your screen, go under the Window menu and select Essential Graphics. In the Essential Graphics Panel, first make sure your shape is selected. It should be by ..read more
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Export Captions to Show on Video in Premiere Pro
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by Josh Short
3M ago
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to export captions to show on a video from Premiere Pro so that the captions appear on the video file. Export Captions to Display on Video File In Premiere Pro captions can either be exported as a separate file, such as a .srt file, or can be burned into the video itself so that they always appear when the file is played. To export a .srt file, check out my Transcription and Captioning Basics in PPro tutorial here. To export a video with the captions burned in, keep reading! Okay. You’re video is ready to be exported. Captions have been created and it’s ready ..read more
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Selection Follows Playhead in Premiere Pro Tutorial
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by Josh Short
3M ago
In this tutorial you’ll learn what Selection Follows Playhead in Premiere Pro is in order to determine if you want to use it or not. What is Selection Follows Playhead and is it worth it? With Selection Follows Playhead in Premiere Pro turned on, when you drag your time position indicator across the timeline, whatever tracks are active will automatically select the clip you are on. This is useful in the fact that the select clip is now active and you can use keyboard shortcuts without having to go click it. And it’s automatically displayed in the Effect Controls panel. For example, using the ..read more
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How to Make a Circle Outline or Hollow Circle in After Effects
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by Josh Short
9M ago
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make a circle outline in Adobe After Effects. You may also call this a hollow circle or empty circle or circle border or circle stroke in After Effects. Whatever you call it, here’s how to easily create one. Using the Ellipse Tool to Make a Circle in After Effects To make a circle with an outline in After Effects you need to first make a circle. To do this, find the Ellipse Tool in the Toolbar. It’ll probably be hidden under the Rectangle Tool in the Toolbar. Alternatively you can hit the Q key multiple times to activate and cycle through the different Sha ..read more
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How to Make a Circle Outline or Hollow Circle in Premiere Pro
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by Josh Short
9M ago
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make a circle outline in Premiere Pro. You may also call this a hollow circle or empty circle or circle border or circle stroke in Premiere Pro. Whatever you call it, here’s how to easily create one. Using the Ellipse Tool to Make a Circle in Premiere Pro To make a circle outline in Premiere Pro, first you need to draw a circle. In the Toolbar find the Ellipse Tool and activate it. It may be under the Rectangle Tool. If you see the Rectangle Tool, click and hold down the mouse and the other shape tools will appear for you to select the Ellipse Tool. Next ..read more
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Change Thumbnail of Clip in Bin in Premiere Pro via Set Poster Frame
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by Josh Short
10M ago
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to change the thumbnail of a clip in a bin in Premiere Pro using Set Poster Frame. You’ll also learn how to clear the thumbnail. Using Set Poster Frame to Change the Thumbnail of a Clip in a Bin in Premiere Pro Clips in bins in Premiere Pro by default display the first frame of the clip when in Icon View. But what if that’s not good enough for you? What if the first frame is something random and not the slate or the main action of the shot that you want to see as the thumbnail? No problem! You can change the thumbnail of the clip in Premiere using the Set Pos ..read more
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Editing and Burnt Out? Use the Tiny Reverse Pomodoro Technique
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by Josh Short
1y ago
Many (most? all??) of us are burnt out but still have deadlines we have to hit. These videos aren’t going to edit themselves. Hush over there, AI people. Here is a strategy that I use when I need to get stuff done but haven’t the willpower to move my mouse. I call it the Tiny Reverse Pomodoro Technique. If you are burnt out, overwhelmed, overworked, or just darn tired the Pomodoro Technique is not going to work. At least that’s how it is for me. I can’t muster the courage to scroll the timer on my phone to 20 minutes and commit to working on a project. Nope. Back over to Re ..read more
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Pop or Jump a Layer in After Effects
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by Josh Short
1y ago
This tutorial teaches you how to pop or jump a layer in After Effects. Usually you’ll probably want a layer to gradually move across the screen or scale or rotate or whatever. Instead, what if you want this value change to happen instantaneously? Can you do this easily using Hold keyframes. Let me show you how! Using Hold Keyframes to Pop or Jump a Layer in AE Select the layer you want to jump across the screen. Hit the P key to show the Position property for that layer. Adjust the position as needed and create a keyframe. Move to another point on your timeline and change the position creatin ..read more
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The One Habit I’m Focusing on to be a Better Editor in 2023
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by Josh Short
1y ago
This article discusses the one habit I’m focusing on to become a better video editor in 2023. I’ll dive into what makes a good habit, some examples of my own good and bad habits, and what I’ll be doing the next 365 days. What Makes a Good Habit? I’m a huge, huge fan of habits. A good habit will beat motivation every single time. A good habit needs to be something that’s attainable at a high frequency that moves the needle. Let’s break those three core principles down — attainable, high frequency, impactful: Attainable: Your habit needs to be something you are capable of doing. If you ..read more
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Transcription and Captioning Basics in Premiere Pro
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by Josh Short
1y ago
This tutorial teaches you all the basics for transcription and captioning your videos in Adobe Premiere Pro. You may want to make captions for YouTube or various other reasons and it’s simple to do in Premiere. Creating an Auto-Transcription in Premiere Pro Our video is done. Picture locked. No more changes. The client (even if that’s you) is happy. You can have Premiere Pro transcribe everything that’s said in the video. Here’s how. First, go under the Window Menu and select Text. The Text panel will pop up and activate. In the Text panel, open the Transcript tab of it. Here there is a Creat ..read more
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