Much might depend on what you have, but I would look into doing Track Matte Keying to isolate the lightening in a duplicate of your footage, placed on Video Track 2. Then, add a bit of Gaussian Blur (experiment with other Blurs too), on that dupe footage, and adjust its Opacity a bit.
This TUTORIAL (for PrPro, but very similar, especially in concept) shows how ot "soften skin." Imagine that that dupe of the lady's skin is your dupe lightening.
Thank You, but somehow thats not working
the dupe lightning is different from the original, somehow the lightning effect is not synchronized.
And the Blur does not bring the glow to the lightning strike...
Furthermore its quite trying to add a matte garbage to the video 3 matte following a lightning...
Is there any affordable program to get a better lightning than in PRE9?
I do not know of a plug-in for PrE. One could use the Alien Skin plug-in pack for AfterEffects, but do not believe that they offer one for PrE.
Maybe someone else will have some suggestions.
Good luck, and sorry that Blur & Track Matte Keying did not do it for you.
Got it up an working
HAve the footage without lightning
then ad a titler add the Lightning on it. Also add Alpha glow. It looks better now one can sse the aura of the lightning. play with the settings...
But not yet as perfect with fxhome visionlab...
Remember that there's no law that says you have to do all of your work with one video program. In fact, I use the best of several!
You can do the lightning effect in FXHome, export that clip as a DV-AVI, import it into Premiere Elements and finish your editing there.
Got the fxhome hint from your book,
Are there any other not pricey(Aftereffect) programs available which can create lightning(other than fxhome vision lab)??
Fxhome offers Effectslab(100$), but this contains not the lightning... and Vision lab is for an amateur likr me for the first steps too much(400 $)