Seven Photographic Tips for Adobe Premiere Pro

You can create and customize a time-lapse using the automate-to-sequence feature of Adobe Premiere Pro, import a layered Photoshop file as a complex, layered video sequence, or animate your images in 2D or 3D space. These are just some things you can do with photographs when using Adobe Premiere Pro. These are but a few examples of items that are within your reach. When dealing with still photos in Adobe Premiere Pro, I will demonstrate seven techniques and tricks that I find helpful.

Scale to Frame Size

When dealing with photographs in Premiere Pro, this is likely the most critical piece of advice you can follow. Be aware that if you add a photo to your timeline, Premiere will automatically resize your still image to suit the frame size of your sequence. This happens regardless of whether or not you change the settings. In my particular scenario, I need to scale a photo down from its original high quality to the frame size of 1920 by 1080 pixels that my movie sequence uses.

By using the right mouse button and unchecking the box next to “Scale to Frame Size,” I may restore the original resolution of my photo. If you’ve ever had trouble getting a photograph to cooperate, you may try checking and unchecking this option to see if it helps.

  1. Modify the duration of the still image by default.

Changing the duration set as default for your shots is another fantastic suggestion that will help you save time and offer you greater control over the still images you capture. Premiere Pro has a default setting of five seconds for the time an image is shown. To modify this, navigate to the Preferences > Timeline menu option.

You will find a location in the dialogue box labeled Preferences where you can adjust the Still Image Default Duration. You have the option of providing a duration in either frames or seconds.

Automate to Sequence

Imagine I have a series of images in my Premiere project that I want to use to make a time-lapse. I can generate and modify a time-lapse in a concise amount of time by utilizing the Automate to Sequence option.

Simply selecting all of my photographs and then pressing the Automate to Sequence button, located at the bottom of the project panel, allows me to generate the time-lapse. This will bring up a dialogue box where I may make alterations to a time-lapse sequence, such as the ordering of the photos, their arrangement, and the length of the still clips.

Import Image Sequence

Importing my collection of photographs into the program as a sequence of pictures is yet another straightforward method for producing a time-lapse. To accomplish this goal, I must pick the first image in the series that is stored on the local disc. After the option is chosen, a check box labeled Image Sequence will become active at the bottom of the Finder window.

If I tick this box before importing a picture, it will be treated as a video clip instead of being imported as an image. After that, I can import the video clip into my timeline and use the Rate Stretch (R) tool to alter the pace at which the time-lapse was captured.

Give the Photo an Animation

Utilizing Premiere’s keyframes is all required to bring a shot to life. To add keyframes to a still picture, choose the image you want to work with in the Timeline and then open the Effect Controls panel. To animate a property, select it and then select the Toggle Animation button that appears next to the property.

Adding start and finish keyframes will give the shot the appearance of movement. Whenever I need to bring an animation to life, I add keyframes for Position, Scale, and Rotation.

Develop Some Fundamental 3D Movements

You may locate the Basic 3D effect in the Effects section of Premiere Pro on your computer. To change your photo in 3D space, move this effect directly onto a shot in your timeline using the drag-and-drop method.

You will be able to adjust the Tilt, Swivel, Distance to the Image, and Specular Highlights aspects of your shot once the effect has been applied to a still image. The addition of keyframes and animation may be accomplished by clicking the Toggle Animation button that is located next to each of these individual attributes.

Import a PSD

Both Photoshop and Premiere are practical when used in tandem. When you import a Photoshop file into Premiere, you can use one of four alternative import techniques. These options include Sequence, Individual Layers, Merge All Layers and Merged Layers.

You have the option of choosing which layers to import and which to exclude, as well as dictating whether you want the import to keep the dimensions of the Photoshop document or use the dimensions of the layers. Using Photoshop files within Premiere is a topic that should have its dedicated guide.

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