It's not clear what you're asking for, Gia.
Are you looking for information on how to add call-outs or captions to a video?
There are no "text/thought bubbles" in PrE, but there are tons on the Internet. One can also make them fairly easily in Titler, or in Photoshop/PhotoshopElements (or other programs). Somewhere, I have a few URL's that offer free thought bubbles, and will post. Seems that MS Office Clip Art has a bunch of free ones to download too. I normally create mine in Photoshop and Import as PSD's to use as a "template" Title below my Text Title.
As for your Audio issues, this ARTICLE might give you some useful tips. If there is nothing helpful there, please post back with the full details of your Project Preset, your Assets (source footage, especially its Audio), and the exact problem that you are having.
Good luck, and let me see if I can find some thought bubble Clipart URL's for you.
PS - Welcome to the forum!
Bill/Steve Thank you SO MUCH - sorry for not being clear. Here is a link to
a video that shows an example. About 44 secs into this YouTube - this artist
does one of these "text bubbles" apologizing for the sound quality. I would
like to do the same type of text bubble - only I would have short 1 or 2
line instructions for the students to follow (this way I can wipe out the
voice audio and either leave silent or replace with music) - and the student
can watch and read how to perform the technique from the written "bubbles"
as I move along......does that help? I appreciate that I need software to
create a bubble. My question is - once I have my text bubble what do I treat
it as - a still overlay? Or....is there a good tutorial on that somewhere?
Premiere Elements 8 includes many pieces of Clip Art (click the Clip Art button, under the Edit tab), including speech and thought bubbles. These speech and thought bubbles can be opened once you place them over your video and you can customize the text.
And, of course, you can also just use simple titles or captions for showing your viewers instructions.
Is that what you're looking for?
I've created a free series of tutorials called Basic Training for Premiere Elements for the videomaker support site http://muvipix.com. One of these tutorials is on creating titles. Maybe it will help give you some guidance.
Premiere Elements 8 includes many pieces of Clip Art (click the Clip Art button, under the Edit tab), including speech and thought bubbles.
Thanks for that correction. I did not know that there were ClipArt images in PrE 8. Nice to know.
Yes - but not sure how to apply. Am I making believe it is a secocnd video
track and running them together - seems like that is the only way......? If
you know the title of the help file I should search for - I can search and
read (hate to waste all your time ) Thank again so much!
If I were adding speech/thought bubbles, I would have my Video on Video Track 1, and then add the "bubble" ClipArt to Video Track 2. Then, in Titler, I would do the text for that bubble, and place it on Video Track 3. This method allows one to use the same bubble throughout the video, and then the text can be changed, just by doing a new and appropriate Title to place above the bubble.
To size the bubble, you would click on it to Select and then adjust the Fixed Effect>Motion>Scale and probably Effect>Motion>Position, in Edit Effects.
Attributes like Effect>Motion>Scale can also be Keyframed to change over time. You could start it out at 0 and then have it grow to the final size, with the Text appearing over it.
Steve has done several articles on Keyframing and these appear in his Learning Series at Muvipix. If one has never done Keyframing, it is a bit of a task to explain it, but Steve does a great job. Once one gets the concepts of Keyframing, it will become an easy and powerful tool. I never use any animation Presets for anything, because of the power of Keyframing.
You are amazing!
Thank you so much!
Actually, Steve is the amazing one. His PrE Boot Camp, the Learning Series, and his books are about as good as it gets! I strongly recommend them all.
Actually, Bill, using the Clip Art makes the process even easier. You can just drag the clip art onto a clip and then select it and resize it by dragging on the corner handles. (I take you through the process in my "Cool Tricks" book in detail, FWIW.)
Gia, the thing to remember is that the titles you add will be on an upper video track (Video 2, for instance) while your main video will be on Video 1. So make sure you're working in Timeline, not Sceneline mode, so you can see what's going on and you can work with the video tracks separately if you need to.