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Creating an Audio project with Premiere Rush

This tutorial will show you how to create your first Premiere Rush Audio project, import and organize media, and use the interface controls. For all Premiere Rush projects, there must be a visual element. For audio-only projects, you will use this black background....

Starting a New InDesign Poster Project

This tutorial shows how to set your document settings for your poster and set up your Workspace in InDesign when starting a new project.  InDesign is similar to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. It has similar tools, some of which work differently in InDesign than in...

Adding Color Shapes and Backgrounds InDesign

This tutorial walks through how to add color backgrounds and shapes to an InDesign poster.Add a Color Background Once your poster is created, you may want to start by creating a colored shape for your background. Select the Rectangle tool from the tool panel. The...

Adding and Formatting Text InDesign

This tutorial shows how to add and format text for your InDesign poster.Create a Text Box When adding text to your project, you will want to use the guides to center and align your text boxes. Select the text tool from the tool panel. The text tool icon is an...

Adding Images and Graphics to an InDesign Project

This tutorial shows how to add images and graphics to an InDesign poster.Creating Frames for Your Graphics To place an Image in your poster, you will first want to create an approximate layout of what you want your poster to look like by making a frame for each...

Making Adjustments to Images in InDesign

This tutorial walks though how to make different adjustments to images in your InDesign poster.Moving an Image After placing your images in their frames, you may want to reposition it within the frame, such as the image in the lower right corner of our poster. Choose...

Exporting An InDesign Poster

This tutorial walks through how to export your finished poster as a PDF file.To be able to share or print the poster you created in InDesign, you will next to export it as a PDF.NOTE: You may want to run the spell check before exporting your poster because InDesign...

Starting a New Project in Premiere Rush

This tutorial will show you how to create your first Premiere Rush project, import and organize media, and use the interface controls.Starting a New Project Open Adobe Premiere Rush. The first time you open Premiere Rush, you will be taken through a tutorial for using...

Basic Editing in Adobe Premiere Rush

This tutorial will introduce some of the basic editing skills in Premiere Rush.Splitting Clips If you want to edit out part of a clip in your project, you will have to put splits on either side of the section you want to remove. Position your cursor at one of the...

Backing Up Your InDesign Project

This tutorial walks through backing up an InDesign project to cloud storage or a flash drive. When working on a Media Commons iMac, you will have to back up your project when you are not actively working on it. Penn State’s iMacs get refreshed daily, so everything...

Recording Voiceovers in Adobe Premiere Rush

This tutorial will show you how to record and edit voiceovers in Premiere Rush.Recording a Voiceover Click the Add Media button (white "+" in a blue circle). A selection window will pop-up. Click the Voiceover button. This will enable the voiceover controls for the...

Adding Music to Your Project in Adobe Premiere Rush

This tutorial demonstrates how to add built-in music to your project in Premiere Rush. Click the Add Media button (white "+" in a blue circle). Select Audio in the window that pops open. This opens the audio menu. There are three audio categories: Soundtracks, Sound...

Locating Sound Effects for a Premiere Rush Project

This tutorial shows where to locate sound effects to download and import into your project in Premiere Rush.Premiere Rush has some built-in music but no built-in sound effects. Creative Commons licensed sound effects can be downloaded and imported into your project....

Adding Titles and Cutaways in Adobe Premiere Rush

This tutorial demonstrates how to add and customize titles, add and edit cutaways, and transform titles, images, and video in Premiere Rush.Adding Cutaways Access your image and video files by clicking on the blue Add Media button. Select Media from the pop-up menu....

Using the Transform Tools in Premiere Rush

This tutorial demonstrates how to transform titles, images, and video in Premiere Rush.Scaling Video and Images Select the video or image you want to scale. Access the Transform menu by clicking the Transform button in the upper right side of the screen.   Leave...

Color Adjustments in Premiere Rush

This tutorial shows how you can adjust the color of video and images in your Premiere Rush project.Color Adjustments If you don't like the appearance of a video clip or image in your video, you are able to make adjustments to it. Click the Color button (three...

Adding Transitions and Fades in Premiere Rush

Transitions provide a smooth and easy change between clips. They generally are used to show a passage of time or change of location. This tutorial shows how to add transitions to audio, video, and still images in your Premiere Rush project.Adding Transitions to Video...

Exporting A Video Out of Premiere Rush

This tutorial demonstrates how to export your finished video so that it can be shared and played outside of Premiere Rush.Exporting a Finished Video To be able to view your video outside of Premiere Rush or upload it to cloud storage or Canvas, your finished video...

Introduction to Basic Editing in iMovie

This tutorial will introduce some of the basic editing skills in iMovie.Starting a New Project Open iMovie. You should be presented with a screen that looks like this: This is the Project List, and it will show you all of the projects that you have made in iMovie. If...

Adding Sound Effects, Music and Recording Voiceovers in iMovie

This tutorial will explain how to add sound effects, music and how to record voiceovers in iMovie.Sound Effects and Music iMovie has a built-in Library of sound effects and royalty free music that you are able to use and access easily from within the program.  ...

Adding and Customizing Titles in iMovie

This tutorial assumes you are already familiar with the concepts discussed in the Basic Editing in iMovie tutorial.Add a Title Start with video already on your Timeline. Select Titles at the top of the screen. This will open up the Titles Browser where you can browse...

Using Transitions in iMovie

Transitions provide a smooth and easy change between clips. They generally are used to show a passage of time or change of location. This tutorial will guide you through the process of adding transitions to an iMovie project.Transitions Make sure you have some footage...

How to Use Green Screen in iMovie

This tutorial will guide you through the process of using green screen in iMovie. To use your green screen footage in a bigger project, first edit it the following way, export it, and then import the new file. Not doing so will cause you to be unable to use cutaways,...