5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 19, 2009 9:38 PM by DON BOSKO

    Usage of pen tool in in Premiere pro

    DON BOSKO Level 1

      There is a pen tool in Premiere Pro CS3, but I could not find any usage of this pen tool in premiere Pro. I went through the help contents, still I could not find any documentation about the usage of the pen tool.

       

      Anyone please explain me the usage of the pen tool in Premiere Pro.

        • 1. Re: Usage of pen tool in in Premiere pro
          Ann Bens Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          They are basicly the same exept with the pen tool you can select multiple keyframes in the timeline, very usefull when working with audio

          • 2. Re: Usage of pen tool in in Premiere pro
            Level 1

            Hi. Also, there is a pen tool that can be used to draw shapes..

            This is from help file of Premiere Pro CS3...

            Create shapes

             

             

             

            You can use the drawing tools in the Titler to create a variety of shapes, such as rectangles, ellipses, and lines. The Titler includes standard pen tools that resemble those used in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

            my screenshot of pen tool in title window
            pentool.png
            Rod
            • 3. Re: Usage of pen tool in in Premiere pro
              DON BOSKO Level 1

              I am also able to select multiple key frames using the default (arrow) tool, with the usage of SHIFT key (in  PC). I could not understand what is the speciality in the pen tool (which is in the timeline tool set).

              • 4. Re: Usage of pen tool in in Premiere pro
                DON BOSKO Level 1

                Yes, there is a pen tool in the title panel which is used to draw shapes as in other Adobe products.

                 

                But my question is about the pen tool which is is the timeline tool set. As Adobe use a "pen" icon there, it aslo must involve some sort of drawing, but there is not enought documentation about this!

                • 5. Re: Usage of pen tool in in Premiere pro
                  Level 1

                  Hi,

                   

                  Do a google search like this

                   

                  "premiere pro cs3" pen tool

                   

                  you will find about 6 items down the page a tutorial by adobe, and the contents of that tutorial is this text:

                   

                  Chapter 5: WORKING WITH AUDIO (46 min)
                  1. Audio Preferences
                  2. Source Channel Mapping
                  3. Working with Audio in the Source Panel
                  4. Adding Keyframes with the Pen Tool
                  5. The Audio Mixer
                  6. Audio Mixer Automation
                  7. Adding Audio Effects & Filters
                  8. Exporting Audio

                   

                  Good luck finding out exactly how it works, because I am new at this myself and have not used it yet.

                   

                  Rod