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Getting started with Premiere Pro: Top 10 Premiere Pro Tutorials on Tuts+

Want to learn how to edit videos like a pro? Check out these top Premiere Pro tutorials on Envato Tuts+.

Posted 31 Oct 2022

Premiere Pro is one of the top video programs on the market. As a videographer, it’s a software you want to master. To learn the tricks of the trade, look no further than these Premiere Pro tutorials.

What is Premiere Pro?

Adobe Premiere Pro is a video editing software that has become a cornerstone program for timeline-based and non-linear video editing. It allows you to execute everything from everyday tasks to advanced video editing, leaving you with a broadcast-quality video. 

Video creators can use Premiere Pro to edit all kinds of videos. It’s used by social media marketers and YouTubers for online videos, by ad agencies to create commercials, and even in high-budget films and television shows. Premiere Pro is also evolving and adding new features all the time. While Adobe After Effects is the go-to for advanced visual effects and motion graphics, many consider Premiere Pro video editor for experts – although the two applications are designed to work together

How to Use Premiere Pro

Despite these credentials, don’t be intimidated. Even though professionals use Premiere Pro, it doesn’t mean the tools and features are out of grasp for beginners. So, to get started with it, take it in steps:

  1. Download Adobe Premiere Pro.
  2. Find clips, transitions, audio, and more for your project using Envato Elements.
  3. Familiarize yourself with the essential panels of Premiere Pro: the project panel, source and program monitors, and timeline panel.
  4. Click ‘New Project’ in the Start screen, and once you’ve selected the clips you want to work with, import files using the Media Browser panel.
  5. Start experimenting with tools – such as the ripple edit tool, the rolling edit tool, the slip and slide tools, and the track select tool.
  6. Choose File > Save. Always remember to save as you go!
  7. Get creative editing your video and surprise yourself with what you can do.

Why Use Premiere Pro Tutorials?

Beginners and master video editors can benefit from using Adobe Premiere Pro tutorials to learn new skills and elevate their work. Envato Tuts+ is a learning hub full of free tutorials, meaning you’ll find courses on everything you need to get started with Premiere Pro (and more). 

And to make the first step even easier, we’ve rounded up our pick of the top 10 Premiere Pro tutorials on Tuts+.

Top 10 Premiere Pro Tutorials on Tuts+

1. Introduction to Video Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro

The basics are always a good place to start. In this tutorial with David Bode, you’ll begin with organizing your files, importing your assets, and setting up your project before getting into the actual editing – making for a smooth learning curve and no issues exporting later down the line. 

2. Dope Transitions in Adobe Premiere Pro

Transitions are seamless when done well and very noticeable when they’re not. Ensure your videos are smooth and seamless with this comprehensive course directed by Andre Bluteau. 

3. Special Effects in Premiere Pro

One of Premiere Pro’s handiest features is its integration with other applications like After Effects. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use a range of the different effects available. 

4. Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro

This tutorial delivers what it says on the tin: a straightforward and step-by-step introduction to Premiere Pro. This course has everything, from beginner tips and tricks to technical video specifications, titles, animation, and audio mixing. 

5. How to Add Text in Premiere Pro

This tutorial is for you if you’ve come halfway through video editing and are stuck on adding text. Tom Graham shows you the ins and outs of creating captions, subtitles, and more, even improving your workflows. 

6. How to Edit Audio in Premiere Pro

If your next challenge is audio, we have it in hand! Over five hours, this course will make you a wizard of de-noising, balance, dynamics, and volume. Most importantly, it will make your audio just as impactful as your visuals. 

7. How to Use Auto Reframe in Premiere Pro

Introducing: auto reframe. This Premiere Pro functionality means you can quickly and easily repurpose your video content and share it across social media platforms. This course will show you exactly how to do that (no manual keyframes needed).

8. Cinematic Color Grading in Premiere Pro

Color grading can be notoriously tricky. This video will simplify it, introducing you to color grading in Premiere Pro in three methods: using curves and correcting skin tone, color wheel, and curves, and using LUTs for fast color grading. 

9. Easy Tips for Color Correction in Premiere Pro 

Color correction essentially refers to editing to fix any imbalances in color, to make sure everything appears as it should and flows smoothly from shot to shot – so as not to distract the viewer. In four easy tips, this tutorial will teach you how to handle it all yourself. 

10. Advanced Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro

If you’re keen for more of a challenge, take on advanced editing skills with this tutorial. Jordy Vandeput takes you through everything you need to know, and you’ll be an old hand in no time. 

Get Started with Premiere Pro on Envato Tuts+

And that’s it for our top tutorials to get you started with Premiere Pro! Have more questions? Check out this ultimate FAQ course to cover everything you could need. 

To get more creative, consider using Premiere Pro Templates. Because templates use a range of pre-made project files, using them also means you can save loads of time putting your videos together. You can find free templates and a range of other assets that will come in handy for your projects on Envato Elements. With a subscription, you’ll have unlimited access to the whole library with just a few clicks. 

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