9 Replies Latest reply on Mar 23, 2015 1:42 PM by A.T. Romano

    Smoky/ fog effect

    adobenewbie123 Level 1

      Is there any way in premiere elements 10 to add a smoky effect to a clip?   Looking to diminish some of the details in favor of a more ominous feel.

        • 1. Re: Smoky/ fog effect
          A.T. Romano Level 7

          adobenewbie123

           

          Do you want moving smoking or static fog like.

           

          For static fog like...may Edit header/Effects/Video Effects/Render/Ramp. Not sure if Ramp is going to be a problem later, but.....

           

          For moving smoking, sort of like this one....

          Clip on Video 1

          Graphic Animated Objects/Smoke on Video 2 (since swf, adjust swf duration in Time Stretch if necessary)

           

          a. Select Video 2 content...Properties Palette/Motion Panel expanded and jack up the Scale so that the "Smoke"

          is Full Frame at the Start of the timeline..1000% might be reasonable.

           

          b. Select Video 2 content...Properties Palette/Opacity Panel expanded and decrease the Opacity from 100% to about

          25% at the start of the Timeline.

           

          c. Render the Timeline content to get the best possible preview. Smoke can be slowed, speeded up, core moved to best location

           

          Those were my first impressions.

           

          ATR

          • 2. Re: Smoky/ fog effect
            adobenewbie123 Level 1

            Hey ATR

             

            Thnaks as always  for the speedy reply.. Moving smoke would be ideal but not sure what I am puting on video 2. How do I access the .swf file that you refer to as


            Graphic Animated Objects/Smoke on Video 2

            • 3. Re: Smoky/ fog effect
              A.T. Romano Level 7

              adobenewbie123

               

              In Premiere Elements 10, please go to

              Edit Header

              then in row below to Clip Art

              then in row below to Filter by: Animated Objects

              scroll to Smoke

               

              Premiere Elements 10.JPG

               

              Drag from the Smoke thumbnail to Video Track 2, placing it directly above the Video 1 content.

              Explore and experiment with settings. Outcome can vary depending the Scale and Opacity settings for Video Track 2 Smoke

              creating the moving smoke for the Video Track 1 content.

               

              ATR

              • 4. Re: Smoky/ fog effect
                adobenewbie123 Level 1

                Worked like a charm.   Thanks ATR!

                • 5. Re: Smoky/ fog effect
                  A.T. Romano Level 7

                  adobenewbie123

                   

                  Thanks for the wonderful news that the Premiere Elements smoke clip art worked to create the effect that you sought.

                   

                  Glad we could do that with Premiere Elements.

                   

                  Always, best wishes.

                   

                  ATR

                  • 6. Re: Smoky/ fog effect
                    adobenewbie123 Level 1

                    ATR, Just out of  curiosity,  is  there any way to do something similar with fire as opposed to smoke.That didn't seem to be an option in that animated section.

                    • 7. Re: Smoky/ fog effect
                      A.T. Romano Level 7

                      adobenewbie123

                       

                      Please give another look

                      In Premiere Elements 10, please go to

                      Edit Header

                      then in row below to Clip Art

                      then in row below to Filter by: Animated Objects

                      scroll to Fire

                       

                      Fire.JPG

                       

                      ATR

                      • 8. Re: Smoky/ fog effect
                        adobenewbie123 Level 1

                        Yup there it is.  Thought it would have been closer to the smoke. (when there's smoke there is fire)   Sorry I jumped the gun. I just tried it out and it seems pretty realistic.

                        • 9. Re: Smoky/ fog effect
                          A.T. Romano Level 7

                          adobenewbie123

                           

                          Thanks for the good news.

                           

                          Although there are a lot of effects that many prefer to create in Photoshop Elements and import into Premiere Elements, the effects potential within Premiere Elements itself should not be overlooked.

                           

                          Best wishes


                          ATR