More recent versions of the program include Hollywood Looks (aka FilmLooks) which can do just what you're looking for. They also include tints and adjustments.
In version 9, things are a bit more limited. I'd try using brightness, contrast or even color level adjustments in lieu of adding a blended layer over your video.
Thank you. I am fairly new to video editing. Is it possible to select just the upper half of the frame and apply adjustments to that area, a selection tool perhaps? I've been making adjustments to the whole frame.
Also, do you happen to know which versions have the Hollywood Looks filters?
I'm replying mostly to follow the topic. Having become addicted to the gradient filter in Lightroom, I would love to figure out how to similar for video. I have version 13 and it does have the Hollywood Looks filters. I did not see a version of gradient filter in that collection like I'm hoping would be similar to the one in Lightroom.
I did find a tutorial that applies to Premier Pro, but have not watched it yet. It may have some clues to the puzzle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTB569JLUY8
Philb is right though. The ideal tool would be a layer blend with a color overlaying the picture. But that's not a feature of Premiere Elements.