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Step 1: Setting Up Your Project

Once you have filmed your action scene, you need to open Premiere Elements 7, create a new project and set up the Timeline. These first steps are typical to starting any project.

Task: Set up a new project in Premiere Elements 7 by following these steps:

  1. If Premiere Elements 7 is not already running, launch it in the usual way.
  2. At the opening splash screen, select New Project (see Figure 3).
  3. Create a project called Peachpit_Muzzle_Flash (see Figure 4).
  4. When the Premiere Elements interface has finished loading, click the Timeline button to switch to the Timeline view (see Figure 5).
  5. Right-click the Timeline header Video 1 and select Rename from the contextual menu (see Figure 6). Give the video the new name Background (see Figure 7).
  6. Repeat step 5 and rename Video 2 as Green_Screen and Video 3 as Muzzle_Flash (see Figure 8).
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