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Lesson 5. Transitions > Using the Effects Controls window - Pg. 60

Transitions 60 Using the Effects Controls window When you add a transition to a clip, the length of the transition is determined by your preferences. You can also modify the length of transitions. Additionally, there are other attributes to transitions which you can modify, such as alignment, start and end values, border, and softness. In this exercise you will add a Push transition which pushes one image offscreen to replace it with the next clip. You will then modify the various attributes of the transition in the Effect Controls window. 1. 2. 3. In the Effects palette, click in the text box labeled "Contains" and type the word Push. This automatically searches the list of effects and locates the Push transition. Click and drag the Push transition and placing onto the edit line between the Birthday500 01 clip and the Birthday500 03 clip. Despite the names, these are the first two clips in the timeline. In the Timeline window, drag the current-time indicator and place it before the transition. Press the spacebar to view the transition. The Push transition will "push" the first clip off to the left. You will now modify the settings of the transition. Double-click the Push transition in the timeline. The Effects Controls window opens; depending on your monitor size, it may be obscuring your Timeline and/or your Media window. Choose Window > Workspace > Advanced Effects, and Premiere Elements rearranges your windows in a configuration ideal for working with transitions. 4. 5. The Effect Controls window provides a magnified view of your timeline, this allows you to view the transition between your two clips.