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How to Create Custom Presets in Premiere Pro

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Video Effects

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Learn how to create custom (bundle) effects presets and create sequence & export presets in this beginner Adobe Premiere Pro tutorial.

Create custom presets in adobe premiere pro

I know that a lot of editors and especially YouTubers use a lot of the same effects in each of their videos. And most of the times they want these to be the exact same effect so they copy and paste it. Which is an okay way to do this but there is an easier way! Now before you start reading, I created a preset bundle for free so enjoy!

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creating an effect

First of we need to make an effect of course. By now you probably know the basics of creating a simple animation. This can be with the crop effect, transform effect or just with the motion properties. And you also know how to apply a simple lumetri effect to a clip. Well the next step is to save these effects. And we can simply just right click on them in the effect controls panel and select save preset. Once we’ve done this there are 3 ways to save it.

Save preset to in point

With this selected it will count the amount of frames starting from your in point. And then it will count the frames used between your keyframes and it saves that. So it doesn’t matter how long your clip is, the effect will always be the exact same length. This is a very useful way to save your preset and I highly recommend using this if you always want to have the exact same preset in your videos.

Save preset
Save effect preset

Save preset to out point

Just like with the in point it will count the amount of frames that is used within the effect, counting from the out point. This is also very useful for when you always want a clip to end with the same effect, like for instance a text that needs to fly of screen.

save preset to scale

Now this option I use the least. It calculates the amount of keyframes used for the effect and interprets that to the length of your clip. So if your keyframe is placed at around 10 seconds and your clip is 30 seconds long, it is placed at 1/3th of your clip. So it will remember that. If you then use a clip that is 3 minutes long and apply your preset, the keyframe will be positioned at the 1 minute mark, since that is 1/3th of the clips length.

sequence preset
Sequence preset

Now the best part about presets is that it doesn’t have to contain just one effect, you can bundle effects. This way you can create awesome transitions or other effects. You can even save lumetri effects as presets which is a quick way to create your own LUT which you can just drag and drop onto your footage. This is very useful when you’re a YouTuber and you’re always shooting in the same studio setup.

If you’re editing a lot you probably also want to have sequence presets and that’s possible as well. I have different sequence presets for different social media platforms. And the same counts for exporting, you can make specific export presets and that case you don’t always to worry about which export settings you need to pick.


This was a really basic tutorial but if you want to learn even more you can check out our Skillshare classes. We cover both Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects with beginner classes and we even have advanced classes, a masking class and a dedicated colorgrading with Lumetri class. But if you’re already advanced with editing you can have a look at our other filmmaking classes.

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