Adobe Premiere Elements online training course

Adobe Premiere Elements lesson 1, Introduction

The welcome screen

This online training was made using Abobe Premiere Elements 10, but can be followed also when you are using Premiere Elements 8, 7 and even Premiere Elements 4.

When we start Premiere Elements 10 you will get to see a welcome screen like the one below.
On the leftside we have three options:

New Project
Open Project

The first option "Organize" will open the "Elements Organizer" which we can use to import photos and videos, classify or add tags to them.
Those of you who also work with "Photoshop elements" will know how this works.
Those of you who don't know this i refere to look at the Photoshop elements training lessons.

With the "New Project" option we will start a new project.
And with the third option "Open Project" we open a previously saved project.

On the rightside Premiere Elements will ask you to sign in using your Adobe ID or create one when you don't have a ID yet.
Having a Adobe ID will give you some advantages like a online backup for your photos and videos, auto sync on all of your computers, product support, online sharing and much more.

In the top right corner we have two buttons.
The right one server to close the welcome screen, and with the left button a window will open with three options that need no explenations.

Since we haven't done anything yet, lets click on the "New Project" button.
This will open a new window where we can give a name to our project in the top field.
In the second field "Save in" you choose a folder where you want to save this project.
To choose a folder click on the "Browse" button and navigate to the folder where you want to save this new project.
Click on "Ok" when you are done.

The work area

On top of the application we find the menubar with below it the work area.
In the menubar we can find different command buttons.
When you click on any of these buttons a dropdown menu will unfold with more commands.
When we click on a command with a downpointing arrow behind it, a submenu will unfold.
Most of these command buttons we can find back in the Task window.

The work area is divided into three parts.
On the leftside we have the "Preview" window (1) and on its right we have the "Task" window (2) and on the bottom we can find the "Project" window (3).
We use the "Preview" window for executing different tasks.
In here we can show a preview of the files and clips, cut and split or add effects to our clips.
The "Task" window has four menus, "Project", "Edit", "Disc Menus" and "Share".
We use the "Task" window for inserting and organizing media, applying and adjusting effects and transitions.
The "Project" window has two tabs, the timeline and the sceneline.
In the timeline and sceneline we add the different media together and we can edit clips.

In the next lessons i will try and explain how most of these options and windows are used.
When you completed this course i expect you to be able to make a Hollywood film.