CREATE THIS PRESET VHS EFFECT SO YOU CAN USE IT ANYTIME YOU LIKE! | We will cover using multiple adjustment layers and a VHS overlay to create a convincing VHS style effect.
In this Premiere Pro video editing tutorial, we will cover layering effects together and using color effects, blurs, and blend modes to convert a beautiful, HD clip to an older ratty-looking 1980s-1990s style camcorder style of footage. This is a very transferrable effect as well because we will take these effects and save them as a couple of presets so we can apply this effect to any project we like. Thanks for checking it out!
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- Create an adjustment layer and drag it out and stretch it over the clip.
- Brightness/Contrast: B-10 C+25
- Brightness/Contrast: B+10 C-25
- Emboss: 45º / 3.00 / 300 / 80%
- Color Emboss: 45º / 5.00 / 100 / 80%
- Fast Blur: Blurriness: 3.0 / Horizontal! Repeat edge pixels
- Shadow/Highlight: shut off auto/shadow:100/highlight:0/blend 35%
- Color Balance (HSL): 0 / -15 / -45
- Noise: 3% / Use color noise
- Dust & Scratches: 1.0 / 0 / unchecked
- Wave Warp: Triangle/1/10/90º/0.5/All Edges/0.0/Low
- Drag out a second adjustment layer and place it below the adjustment layer we were just working on.
- Add Directional Blur: 90º & blur length: 30. Set layer to Color Dodge @ 50% opacity
- Open this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zoJavBcU5o
Download the VHS static video effect from YouTube [LINK: run a Google search for “youtube video downloader”]
- Drag the video clip into the project bin in Premiere
- Drag VHS clip out and scale to frame size and pick the part of effect you want and set the layer to Screen.
- Save 2x presets for use in other projects. (note that all you must do is find the VHS overlay that you like.)