Use the Applied Effects panel to adjust effect properties. Open the Applied Effects panel by clicking the Edit Effects button (or by choosing Window > Applied Effects).
For each applied effect, the Applied Effects panel displays properties based on the nature of the effect. Expand an effect in the Applied Effects panel to display the controls that you use to change its properties.
Controls can include underlined values, sliders, effect point icons, angle controls, menus, color swatches, the Eyedropper tool, and graphs. Click the Toggle Animation button to apply keyframes to the effect.
- Toggle the effect on or off
- Toggle Animation button (also Keyframe summary icon)
- Reset button
- Delete button
When creating a final movie, Premiere Elements first applies standard effects followed by fixed effects in the order they appear in the Applied Effects panel. Sometimes, reordering the effects can lead to an interesting effect in itself.
- Click Applied Effects.
- In the Applied Effects panel, click an effect name, and
drag it to a new location in the list. A black line appears when
the effect is above or below another effect. When you release the
mouse button, the effect appears in the new position. Although you can’t change the order of fixed effects (Motion, Opacity, and Volume), you can apply similar standard effects from the Effects view and change their order. For example, use the Transform effect to simulate the Motion effect, the Alpha Adjust effect to simulate the Opacity effect, and the standard Volume effect to simulate the fixed Volume effect. You can then adjust the standard effects and rearrange them in the Applied Effects panel until you achieve the desired result.
Adjust effect properties
You adjust properties for all effects in the Applied Effects panel, using either the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline. You can adjust Volume and Opacity effects in the Expert view timeline as well.
- In the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline, select the clip that contains the effect you want to adjust.
- Click Applied Effects.
- In the Applied Effects panel, expand the effect and do
any of the following:
Drag the underlined value left or right.
Click the underlined value, enter a new value, and press Enter.
Drag the slider left or right.
Drag inside the angle control area. After you’ve clicked inside the angle control, you can drag outside of it to quickly change the values.
Expand the property by clicking the triangle next to the property name (if available), and then drag the slider or angle control (depending on the property).
- If an effect is color based, do either of the following.
If the color swatch is available, select a color in the Color dialog box, and then click OK.
If the Eyedropper tool is available, position it on the desired color anywhere on the screen, and then click to select the color.
- Preview your changes in the Monitor panel.
Reset an effect to its default properties
When you reset an effect, all properties that don’t contain keyframes are reset to their default values. If a property contains keyframes, that property is reset to the default at the current time only. Keyframes that occur at the current time are reset to the default value. If no keyframes occur at the current time, new keyframes are created using the default values.
- In the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline, select the clip that contains the effect you want to reset.
- Click the Applied Effects button.
- In the Applied Effects panel, click the effect name.
- Click the Reset button The Reset button doesn’t deactivate keyframing for the property. If you accidently click Reset, restore your work by choosing Edit > Undo.