How do I make Custom Graphics in Premiere Elements?

New Here ,
Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

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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?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019
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.

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Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thanks for the reminder that PNGs are needed Ann.

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Jan 18, 2019 Jan 18, 2019

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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.

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Jan 20, 2021 Jan 20, 2021

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Beware jpeg does not carry transparancy nor does a mp4.

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New Here ,
Feb 11, 2020 Feb 11, 2020

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I'm a little confused on how you get the png file into premiere elements. Could you explain more?

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New Here ,
Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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  1. Go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Elements 15\Clip Arts\Common
  2. Create a Custom folder.
  3. Place your transparent PNG inside the Custom folder.
  4. Restart Adobe Premiere Elements.

For the screenshot below, I called it "Custom". You can name it anything you like.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 20, 2021 Jan 20, 2021

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New Here ,
Feb 02, 2021 Feb 02, 2021

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Sorry, but I'm confused on how you put the image in the folder. Can you help explain?

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 03, 2021 Feb 03, 2021

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What folder? I don't understand your question.

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Feb 03, 2021 Feb 03, 2021

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It's okay, I figured it out. Thanks anyway

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