Are you tired of using the same old generic transitions in Premiere Pro? Here is how you can take your editing skills to the next level: start creating custom, seamless transitions that will make your content stand out from the rest.
We have two tutorials that will help you bring your editing skills in Premiere Pro to a higher level. Let’s dive in!
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a custom transition using Premiere Pro. If we summarize the steps, we will get the following process.
You can use any video clip as the transition, but in this example, a fire explosion clip was used.
To start, place the two clips you want to transition between on the timeline, and then add the third clip on a video track above them. The transition should overlap with the second clip, and you can use the Razor tool to cut the end of the first clip to create the transition area.
Next, apply the Extract effect to the third clip, which turns the image black and white. You can adjust the values to create a gradual transition from black to white.
Once you have the desired effect, add the Track Matte effect to the end of the second clip, and select the third video track to use as the matte.
Choose Composite by using Matte Luma to take the luminance values of the transition clip and apply it to the second clip.
When you play the sequence, you’ll see the custom transition using the luminance values of the third clip.
You can adjust the values of the Extract effect to create different types of transitions and apply the Track Matte effect to any video clip.
This a great starter! Let’s see some more custom transitions in our next tutorial.
In this video, we will learn how to make some cool transitions in addition to the one above.
The author offers to start by making a seamless transition that can swipe in any direction. First, make an adjustment layer and nest it. Then, apply the replicate effect and set it to three screens. Next, use the transform effect to scale it to 300 and add keyframes to the position. Finally, use auto bezier to smooth it out and add a directional blur to make it more seamless.
Next, let’s create a zoom transition. Duplicate the adjustment layer and use the transform effect to zoom in. Then, apply the replicate effect, set it to three screens, and add keyframes to scale it up. Finally, use the mirror effect to cover up the cut and add an emboss effect to make it more glitchy.
The third one will be the glitch RGB effect. Start by using an adjustment layer with the tint, emboss, and offset effects. This will create a cool glitch effect to enhance our transitions.
So, you can now create 3 easy and popular custom transitions in Premiere Pro! The author of this YouTube video also has some presets and templates that you may consider using if you want to save time.
No time for building your own custom transitions? Look at our list of free video transitions for Premiere Pro that you can download faster. Yes, the fun of creating will not be there, but you will save a couple of hours of your time.
In the end, we’d like to remind you that it may take some time and practice to perfect your custom transitions, but the effort is well worth it. So, get creative, have fun, and keep honing your video editing skills to take your content to the next level!