Dreaming of becoming the next YouTube sensation? Wanting to add the extra edge to your social media posts? Have a music track that needs some visuals to bring it to life?
Whatever your reason, you are here to improve your video editing skills, and you have come to the right place!
We have collected the best Adobe Premiere Pro tutorials, resources and tips to get your skills from beginner to video wiz in no time!
Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro
So where to start? If you’re a beginner then a complete guide to learn how to edit videos in Premiere Pro is your first point of call. For more advanced tutorials, feel free to jump ahead!
This complete guide to Adobe Premiere Pro is the perfect place to nail down the basics of video editing. From setting up files, to making cuts and all the way to exporting your project, this free course is just over 3 hours of educational content.
This easy to follow YouTube video is another a great way to get started, and a bit quicker:
Set yourself up for success
Setting up your computer
Once you have your head wrapped around the basics of Premiere Pro as a tool, it’s a good idea to get your working station organised. Take a quick lesson into how to set up your computer to edit a video with Adobe Premiere Pro.
There are so many actions within Premiere Pro, and one way to feel like a pro early on is getting familiar with your most likely to use keyboard shortcuts.
Premiere Pro Editing Basics
When learning all about Premiere Pro, why not go to the source. Adobe has official tutorials, video lessons and tips all about the software to help you get the most out of Premiere Pro. Here’s one of our favourite beginner videos around basic edits in Premiere Pro.
Editing techniques and cuts
Premiere gal takes you through 7 creative tips to apply to your storytelling. From match cuts, to L & J cuts each of these creative video editing techniques are skills every video editor needs to know:
This is the same for slow mo & freeze frame effects that add more depth to your video projects.
Just add music
Video clips are just half of the video editing process. To complete the scene, start adding audio and music tracks. However, there can be more to it than just dropping in a track, you need to ensure the sound is aligned with the video clip. When recording audio separately, to ensure that crisp sound within your videos, here is how you can sync the audio from the separate track to your video in Premiere Pro
For a bit more of an advanced tutorial in editing music backing tracks, check out this video tutorial:
Premiere Pro Video Templates
Motion Graphic Templates
Jump straight to advanced video editing skills (or at least look like it) by learning how to add templates to your Premiere Pro video project. Add titles, lower thirds and more with motion graphic files or Mogrts. Learn how to add our free mogrt templates to Premiere Pro:
Learn how to use transitions in videos to give your project that smooth, fluidity that viewers love so much, with this how to guide. Using our free transition templates that come as project files. Once you’ve mastered adding templates, you will cut hours off editing time and add tonnes of wow-factor to your videos.
Adjusting color in Premiere Pro
Adjusting contrasts & shadows
Bring that cinematic style to your videos by understanding how to adjust the contrast and highlights throughout the various scenes in your project. This adobe tutorial takes you through the Lumetri Color panel to guide you through improving depth and adding natural-looking contrast to otherwise flat-looking footage.
Color Correction and Color Grading
Color grading is a vital part of post-production and includes all aspects of color, like color temperature, exposure, and white balance. Color correction looks at creating neutral color effects that balance your video, while creative color grading can add attitude and drama to your screen.
For a more in-depth color tutorial you can dig into How to color correct with Adobe Premiere Pro:
Importing and exporting videos from Premiere Pro
Getting videos efficiently in and out of Premiere Pro is an important skill to master early on. For exporting videos out of Premiere Pro there are many different formats to choose from. Understanding your options is the first step at mastering this skill. Read our full article on exporting in Premiere Pro or check out these videos:
Importing your video
Exporting your video
Advanced Premiere Pro Editing Tutorials
Free video editing tools to get you started
Now that you are well versed in helpful Premiere Pro resources, you are going to need some footage, music & templates to test out and further develop your video editing skills. Explore our free collection of video assets that will have you ready to jump on the tools!