How to Add & Use Adjustment Layers in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2019)

How to Add & Use Adjustment Layers in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2019)

January 14, 2020 2 By Peter Engel


On today’s episode of the Piedmont motion picture show we’re talking about how and why to use adjustment layers and Adobe Premiere Pro And that starts right now Hey guys Ryan here with the Piemonte Motion Picture Company. Thank you so much for joining me today this Channel is all about becoming a better filmmaker So if you find this video helpful, please give it a thumbs up And please consider subscribing if you haven’t already and let’s become better filmmakers together Using adjustment layers and Adobe Premiere Pro gives you the ability to apply an effect or a color Adjustment to multiple Clips at once using just one layer if you’ve ever watched a tutorial on this channel Chances are you’ve heard me mention using an adjustment layer when I edit They are really useful and something you should really know if you plan to edit video using Adobe Premiere Pro So let’s take a look at how to create an adjustment layer and the ways we can use them Adjustment layers in Premiere Pro are basically transparent layers that you can apply effects to just like you would any other video track The difference is when you change your move the adjustment layer. It affects any of the layers that are below it on the timeline So it gives you the ability to quickly change and affect multiple layers at once without affecting the actual video layers themselves So we have some footage here Let’s first create an adjustment layer and bring it over to our video footage in the timeline to create an adjustment layer click on new item in the project panel and select adjustment layer a Dialog box will appear showing you the dimensions of the adjustment layer These will by default match your sequence settings, but you can change them here if you’d like When you’re done click OK to add the adjustment layer to the project window Now we can drag the adjustment layer onto the track in the timeline that is above our video footage tracks Just be sure to drag it above any of the video footage tracks that you are wanting to have an effect on Now let’s add a color grade to our adjustment layer Pick the luma tree effect and drag it over to the adjustment layer Now we can adjust color settings or add Lots in the creative window to quickly affect all of our footage at once This is a great way to get a lot of your clips in your timeline to look as similar as possible with a simple color grade Let’s say we want to add some film grain to our footage, but we don’t want to apply it to each individual video clip I’m using film convert for this but it can work with any other effect drag the film convert effect to your adjustment layer and now you can see that it has affected all of our clips the adjustment layer is covering in the timeline as You can see once you add the use of an adjustment layer in your post-production process That will become an invaluable tool that will help you save time and help you achieve some pretty awesome results Question of the day what other Adobe Premiere tools would you like to see featured in a tutorial on this channel? Let me know in the comments below. I hope you guys found this video very beneficial And if you have please give it a thumbs up, and please consider subscribing if you haven’t already Thanks for coming along on this filmmaking journey with me. I am Ryan and I will see on the next Piedmont motion picture show