Exactly the same as in PhotoShop
Use One VIDEO Layer as the BG and place all your other images on a VIDEO layer above that.
Kind of feel; sure you are going to have a lot more questions ...but a look at the manual ( Help Files) will be helpful to you. This Forum is here to be helpful but users are expected to do a bit of groundwork as well.
I am totall agree on your comment, but its been 2 week I am opening premiere and closing.kind of direction less.
Its way lot harder than Photoshop ,maybe because I never worked on PP.
A few screens and steps from some one who already knows would be great help. Usually I will always have problem at kickoff
Thanks for your reply.
Teaching someone thru a forum is a huge ask of anyones time. Its too big a task
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Craig is correct.
Think of the Video Tracks in PrPro just like Layers in PS. What is above will overprint what is below. With later versions of PrPro, one even has Blending Modes, something that will strike a chord with any PS-user. Also, in PrPro, one has Opacity (think Transparency in PS).
For your needs, place your Video on Video Track 1. Just drag as many "Instances" of it, as you need for the intended Duration, to make it loop. Place your stills on Video Track 2. Add any Transitions that you wish.
This little TUTORIAL will give you some ideas. It is not exactly what you are doing, but is really very close.
One tip: Scale your still images in PS to very close to the Frame Size of your Video Background. You can animate the Scale, and the Position with Keyframes, but do not Import very large images, as you will suffer with a quality hit when doing much Scaling, and will also slow your computer to a crawl. This ARTICLE will give you some tips. Note: the sizes mentioned in the article are for SD/DVD Projects, so if you are doing HD, just increase those pixel x pixel dimensions to your Project.
[Edit] PS - basically, what you are doing is called PiP (Picture in Picture), but you are using stills, instead of Video for that PiP. That will likely help you find what you need in Help, or on-line.
Thanks a ton bill. I really appreciate your reply, it gives me hope.
I will update this post as on I progress, once again thanks a lot for letting me move on.
Hey, all you needed was a bit of direction.
Also, it's far easier, than the tutorials might lead one to believe. It's also easier to do, than for me to write about...
Good luck and happy editing. Let us know how it goes.
While it might not help you to do the photo montage I just want to say home much the tutorials on lynda.com can help. I've learned so much about working with Premiere Pro CS5 from watching their tutorials.