Polaroid Photo Slideshow Tutorial – Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Polaroid Photo Slideshow Tutorial – Adobe Premiere Pro CC

December 10, 2019 27 By Peter Engel


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notified when I publish new tutorials every week. In this video tutorial you’re
going to learn how to add motion to your photos to create unique and stylish
slideshows. So the first step is to create a sequence. I’m going to make my
sequence 1080 by 1920 30 frames per second and I’m going to give it a name
called slideshow. Now drag your first photo into your timeline. Using the
effect controls position and scale the image until it looks best in the frame
then go to effects and search for Gaussian blur and double click to apply
this effect to the image in your timeline and from effect controls you
can increase the blurriness to give it more of an artistic blurry look. Now
let’s create a second sequence and let’s use the same dimensions as last and
let’s call this “photo 1” this is where we’re going to build it the Polaroid
look from the essential graphics panel use the rectangle tool to draw the
Polaroid frame and you can change the color fill to be any color that you want
then I’m going to use a handwriting font called Desyrel. It’s a free font that I
downloaded from font squirrel and here you can type in a caption it can be
anything that you want and I’ll move it into place and then Center
it horizontally in the frame. Let’s now go to the six second marker just by
typing in six seconds into the time code here and then let’s expand this graphic
layer out to meet the six second timecode marker I’m only doing this
because I want to be able to have six seconds to work with for each photo in
the slideshow sequence which you will see in just a few minutes now drag the
same photo we dropped into the previous sequence into this photo one sequence on
top and let’s make the layer the same length as the graphic layer below then
go to effects and search for crop and drag and drop it on to the photo clip
now from effect controls you can position and scale the image into the
frame as you like and then using the crop tools just below that you can crop
the top the left the right or even the bottom of this image until it fits
within our Polaroid frame right now although this is black it’s actually a
transparent background and to show the transparency go to the wrench tool from
the program window here and turn on the transparency grid and now you can see
that it’s actually transparent to give it more dimension let’s add a shadow to
the graphic layer from effects let’s search for a radial shadow and here you
can drop it onto the graphics layer and you can move the circle target here in
the program window this actually adjusts the light source of the radial shadow so
I’m going to move it to the left and you can see that this casts the shadow off
to the right then you can adjust the shadow color the opacity distance or the
softness of the shadow I’ll set my distance to about two and a softness to
20 and I like the opacity at 50% so now we have our first complete Polaroid
photo look and all of the photos that I’m using in this tutorial are from
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now here is where we will nest the first photo into the slideshow sequence we
created from the project panel drag this photo sequence on top of the first photo
background and make it the same length as the background layer below now this
is the fun part it’s where we’re going to add the motion to the image since I
like the Polaroid to seem a little off rotation I’ll set the rotation of this
Polaroid to be about seven from the effect controls panel then I’ll make the
scale 90 so it fits better in frame so this is the exact location I want the
Polaroid to end up at so now we need to set keyframes to create the animation
let’s pull the CTI here to about one second end and let’s hit the toggle
animation button to set a keyframe to the position the scale and the rotation
of the photo then let’s pull the CTI back to the beginning let’s rotate the
image a bit to create some rotation movement over time then select the
motion tab here and this will activate transform tools around the image in the
program panel now you can use your selection tool to pull it up off frame
at the top and then lastly you can reduce the scale to zero
so now when we play this back it goes from small to big it rotates slightly
and it moves from up to down and it ends on the point which we wanted to have a
scale of 90 and a rotation of seven so to make this smoother let’s select the
last three keyframes here right click and select temporal interpolation and
ease in and what this will do when we play it back you can see that the photo
eases into position much better than it did before and if you want the animation
to be faster simply lasso and select the last keyframes again and just move them
to be closer to the first set of keyframes now if we play it back it’s
faster and if you want the animation to be slower it just lasso and select them
again move them to be farther apart and for
the animation out it’s just the same thing but at the end just move the CTI
here near the end of the clip and hit the keyframe buttons here on position
scale and rotation this will set the start point then move the CTI to the
very end of this image clip and we can rotate it again and move it down
off-screen this time at the bottom and scale it back down to zero now when we
play it back you have this dynamic movement from beginning to end from top
to bottom and it’s up to you to decide where you want these images to come in
from so from left to right or up or down or diagonally so I’ll do one more photo
here again just to illustrate a left-to-right movement and you can do
this to as many different photos as you want and the reason why I can’t copy and
paste these keyframes is because each image has its own unique size if all of
your images were the exact same then you can do that but I say it’s better to
have unique photo animation so you’re not repeating the same animation over
and over again alright so let’s drop in our second photo from Envato elements
into this main sequence template as a background let’s right click on our
first background photo and copy then let’s right-click on this new background
photo and let’s paste the attributes in here in this new window you just want to
make sure that you’re pasting the Gaussian blur
alright then from the project panel let’s right click on photo 1 sequence
and let’s duplicate it and let’s rename it to photo 2 now double click to open
up this photo to sequence and let’s delete the current photo here because
that’s the photo from the first photo 1 now drop in our second photo from the
project panel and from effects search for a crop and apply the crop effect to
this photo just like before and you can use a crop tool to crop it on the left
right top or bottom all depending on what you need until it fits within our
Polaroid frame and using the type tool you can edit your caption as well now
you can drag in the photo to sequence on top of the photo background here in the
slideshow sequence and just like we did before you’re going to use the most
controls to animate this photo this time let’s make it a rotation of minus 6 so
it tilts in the opposite way as the first photo and let’s reduce the scale
to 90 now move the CTI to one second N and let’s toggle animation on position
scale and rotation and then let’s pull back the CTI to the beginning let’s
rotate the image a bit and let’s select motion and move the image off to the
left this time and let’s also scale it down to zero now it moves from left to
right over time and rotates into place and again let’s allow so the second set
of keyframes and make these keyframes ease in so it’s more smooth while we’re at
it let’s quickly set out animation so move the CT iho when you want the out
animation to begin and let’s hit the keyframe buttons and then let’s rotate
the image move the image all the way off-screen to the right and scale it
back down to zero so now we have our animation set but to make the transition
between the background images more smooth let’s right-click between the two
background images in the timeline and let’s select the default transition
cross-dissolve and you can see that it applied across
dissolve transition you can also zoom in to your timeline and adjust the
transition duration to make the cross dissolve longer or shorter I personally
like it when it’s more gradual you will see we have a basic little Polaroid
slideshow and you can repeat this process for as many photos as you like
to top it off of course you can add in some production create lens flares on
top of the slideshow to give it more dynamism but that’s completely optional
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