I bought Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements bundled together and I like the look of both. I also got Adobe Premiere Elements 11 Classroom in a Book. (The print in this book, by the way, is almost too small to read.) My question is this: After following all the instructions about "Copying the Classroom in a Book files" only five of the lessons went into the folder on my hard drive. Here's the message I got, "Can't read from the source file or disk." Could the disc be messed up?
At least I got five lessons to work with but there are supposed to be twelve. Can anyone give me the magic button to click so that I can access all twelve lessons? It's kind of depressing to start my quest to learn Premiere Elements like this.
Take the flawed book and disk back for a refund. Spend the money on a different learning experience.
Lynda.com will teach you how Premier Elements 11 works a lot faster than reading a book. PrE11 is about video, not reading. Reading a book about video makes no sense. Using video to explain video editing does make sense.
Try a free chapter here:
The full course here
And, some other information links
Online User Guide http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premiereelements/using/index.html
-Page to download current PDF http://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements.html
Importing Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1065281
-and project settings http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1112086
Saving & Sharing http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1137128
-Sharing to DVD or BluRay http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1137645
-Sharing for Movies http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1051093
-Sharing for Computer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1058237
Steve's Basic Training Tutorials... steps are the same for several versions
I finally got the twelve lessons into a folder and am going to go through each lesson. Thanks for your help and suggestions. I might get the video tutorial from Lynda.com too.
My first project when I learn how to do some basic editing will be War and Peace. I'm on a tight budget so I'm going to get Count Nikolai Rostov's wardrobe across the street at the Goodwill store. I'm going to play Napoleon Bonaparte myself because a name actor would definitely put me over budget.
Next January I'll enter my work in the Sundance Film Festival. If I win any award I'll give you both credit for getting me through this rough patch. Of course I'll give the wardrobe department at Goodwill Industries credit too.
As you work you may have more questions... a FYI for the future, about the kinds of things that are needed when you ask questions, so you present enough information that the helpful people here can get right into trying to answer, without asking more questions
These questions below may be for a different product... but the information you need to supply is the same, for the products you use
-Information FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/message/4200840
-Effective questions http://forums.adobe.com/thread/416679
-How to get help quickly http://forums.adobe.com/thread/419406