April 21, 2018

Watch: Learn How to Duplicate Objects with This Simple Cloning Trick in Premiere Pro

You can create this impressive cloning effect right inside of Adobe Premiere Pro.

Visual effects are a great way to add some flair and a little production value to your project. The problem is, visual effects are often difficult and time-consuming to create. But even if you're not a talented Adobe After Effects guru, you can still create some pretty sweet effects without having to use a complicated VFX program if you know how to get clever. In this tutorial, Josh Enobakhare (a.k.a. Olufemmi) invites Kyle Dobie onto his YouTube channel to go over how to pull off a really slick cloning technique right inside of Premiere Pro. Check it out below:

This cloning technique is really simple and doesn't involve a ton of tools. Really, it's just a matter of:

  • Placing a clean plate (a piece of footage with nothing moving in it)
  • Choosing which elements you want to clone
  • Masking out the element
  • Adding keyframes with Mask Path
  • Stacking and staggering each clip

You'll have to add a couple of little tweaks here and there, like feathering your mask to help it blend in a little better into your clip, but other than that, it's really straightforward. The best thing about it is that you can do it right in Premiere Pro, thanks to the fact that Adobe has integrated much of the After Effects workflow into its video editor.

What are some other sweet and simple VFX you've done inside of Premiere Pro? Let us know down in the comments.     

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