I'm trying to do some motion tracking in my videos, and I'd love to just use my own graphics. Unfortunately it seems like the only ones I can use are the clip art provided by the program, and to put it politely, they are entirely unsatisfactory. How can I use my own graphics?
If I understand your question correctly, you make them in something like Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. If I recall correctly, you use layers to create transparent backgrounds and save as PSD files. Those can be used with Premiere Elements.
Hey thanks for the reply!
Unfortunately, as far as I can tell there's no way to use my own images as graphics for motion tracking. When I use the motion tracking tool, the only graphics it'll pull up are the ones provided with the program.
You can use your own graphics.
Make sure they are png with transparant background.
Drop them in the Common folder under Clip Arts (in a new custom folder with your name or whatever) in the root of Elements.
Thanks for the reminder that PNGs are needed Ann.
Hi L. James,
If your graphics are in JPEG format, you can convert them to either PNG or PSD format using Photoshop Elements (or any other format conversion package, like Adobe Fireworks) and the use them for motion tracking. Or, using the original JPG file, export the video to MP4 and then try adding the motion-tracking to the newly created MP4.
Beware jpeg does not carry transparancy nor does a mp4.
I'm a little confused on how you get the png file into premiere elements. Could you explain more?
For the screenshot below, I called it "Custom". You can name it anything you like.
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Sorry, but I'm confused on how you put the image in the folder. Can you help explain?
What folder? I don't understand your question.
It's okay, I figured it out. Thanks anyway