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How to backlight an object in Premiere

You have probably seen some video where they show an old photo and then illuminate a particular person in the picture. Let mi show you how to do that.

 
  Author: Brodjan | Version: CS5 | 24th November 2013 |  
 
 
1.
 

Right-click below Sequence 1 on gray field and select Import...

 
 
2.
 

Select picture where you want to illuminate something.

 
 
3.
 

Select imported picture...

 
 
4.
 

...and drag it to Timeline at Video 1.

 
 
5.
 

Right-click below imported picture and select New Item, Title.

 
 
6.
 

Write any name for the title and click OK.

 
 
7.
 

Select Ellipse Tool.

 
 
8.
 

Now create ellipse over the part you want to backlight.

 
 
9.
 

On the right side select white color for the ellipse.

 
 
10.
 

Select Rectangle Tool.

 
 
11.
 

Now create rectangle over the whole Title field...

 
 
12.
 

...and select black color on the right side.

 
 
13.
 

Right-click on created rectangle and select Arrange, Send to Back.

 
 
14.
 

The ellipse should come to the front.

 
 
15.
 

Select title you have just created...

 
 
16.
 

...and drag it to Timeline at Video 2. Move it a few seconds forward.

 
 
17.
 

With Time indicator go to the place where both objects are desplyed at the same time.

 
 
18.
 

Select object you have just created.

Under Effect Controls set Opacity to 50%.

 
 
19.
 

Go to Effects, Video Effects, Keying and select Color Key...

 
 
20.
 

...and drag it under Effect Controls.

Select white color and experiment a little with other values to get smoother edge on the ellipse.

 
 
21.
 

Go to Effects and open Video Transiotion. Under Dissolve select Cross Dissolve...

 
 
22.
 

...and drag it to the start and the end of the object with the ractangle and ellipse

 
 
23.
 

We are done.

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