How To Create Presets in Premiere Pro

Today, we’re going to go over a simple tip that can help save a lot of time in your editing.  We’re going to learn how to create preset’s in premiere pro.  If you create the same custom effect over and over for your videos, you can save time by turning that effect into a drag-and-drop preset. So let's get started!

The first thing you’re going to do is create your effect as you normally would.  So for us, we’re just going to animate our title card to go from left to right over the course of a few frames.  Then we’re going to add a directional blur and increases the intensity over roughly the same amount of time.  

Our animation consists of two different effects, but you can turn both of those into a single effect preset.  Select one of your effects and then select any additional ones by holding control or command and then clicking on any additional ones.  If you want to select everything in your effects control panel, right click and hit select all.  Once you have the selections you want, right click on one of your selected effects and choose "save preset."

Here is where you can give your preset effect a name.  This name should be informative and distinguish it from other effects.  The idea is to be able to look at it and know exactly what it does.  Next, how do you want it to interact with other clips in the future that might be different.  You have three options:

Scale will take the effect and keep the relative time at which it happens.  So if the effect happens at about 75% through the clip, this will keep the relative scale and make it happen at 75% through the next clip you use the effect on.

Anchor to In Point will take the distance away from the start of the clip and use that as a reference for all other clips in the future. This is useful for things you want to have happen immediately or very shortly after the start of a clip.  

But for us, we want this effect to happen at the very end of all future clips we use it on, as a transition out.  So we’re going to set it to Anchor to Out Point

Finally, you can give notes to yourself or whoever else might be using this effect in the future in case something is unclear, or if the desire is to have the effect used in a very specific way.  Now that you’re done, click OK. Now to find your preset, go to your effects tab.  There’s a section called presets, and there you’ll find your newly created preset.  Now all that's left is to drag and drop and see how it looks on your next clip.  

We hope you enjoyed this video. If you have any questions, please ask them below in the comments section. Also, be sure to check out all of our other awesome tutorials. 

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