- What Is the 'Beam of Shimmering Light' Effect?
- Step 1: Setting Up Your Project
- Step 2: Creating Color Mattes and Moving Them into Position
- Step 3: Altering the Size and Opacity of Each Color Matte
- Step 4: Adding Effects to the Color Mattes
- Step 5: Copying the Effects from One Color Matte to Another
- Final Steps: Test Render and Export
- Well Done!
Step 4: Adding Effects to the Color Mattes
With the three colors resized and the opacity of the top two altered, it's now time to jazz up the color mattes a little by using the Premiere Elements 7 box of effects. The effects described in this task are used for example; try out your own combinations to create something suitable for your projects.
Task: Add effects to the color mattes by doing the following:
- Return the CTI to the start of the Timeline by pressing the Page Up key on your keyboard.
- If it isn't already displayed, click the Edit tab to display the Edit Workspace, and then click the Effects button to display the Effects view (see Figure 21).
- In the Effects text box, type Noise to display the Noise effect (see Figure 22).
- Drag this effect from the Effects view and drop it onto the top color matte on the Third_Layer track (see Figure 23).
- With the color matte clip on the Third_Layer track still selected, click the Properties button to open the properties view, and then dial open the Noise parameter controls.
- Alter the Noise parameters to suit your project. For example, these are the settings I've used (see Figure 24):
- Repeat steps 34, adding the Gaussian Blur effect to the top color matte on the Third_Layer track.
- Dial open the Gaussian Blur parameters and change them as follows (see Figure 25):
Amount of Noise: 60.0%
Noise Type: Deselect the Use Color Noise option
Clipping: Select Clip Result Values
Blur Dimensions: Vertical