The video development process in Premiere Rush begins with creating a new project. A project collects all the media used in your video, such as video clips, audio files, and still images, in one place. Additionally, if you set your project to sync to Creative Cloud, you'll be able to access it on any computer you're signed into Adobe Creative Cloud on.
Let's open Premiere Rush and create a new project, then learn how to import files we might want to use in a video project.
Starting Premiere Rush for the first time
If this is the first time you've used Premiere Rush on your computer, you'll be presented with the following screen:
The screen welcomes us to Premiere Rush, and encourages us to work through a tutorial. Since we'll be learning Premiere Rush in-depth as part of this course, we'll start the tutorial and immediately exit out of it so we can continue with the lesson.
NOTE: If you've previously opened Premiere Rush on your computer, or the tutorial does not come up, open Premiere Rush and skip ahead to the section Creating a new project.
Open Premiere Rush.
If asked to log in to Creative Cloud, log in with your Adobe ID.
To start the tutorial, at the bottom of the welcome window,
You'll be moved to the new project screen. As part of the tutorial, a pop-up appears asking you to name your project, as seen in the following image:
We'll skip the tour and continue the process of making a new project on our own.
To skip the tour, in the Name your project pop-up near the bottom left corner of the Premiere Rush interface,
Click Skip Tour
To confirm that you want to exit the tutorial, in the dialog box that appears,
The tutorial ends, and at this point, you can move ahead to Step 2 in the Creating a new project section to continue the process of creating a new project.
NOTE: If you want to go through the tutorial in the future, in the menu bar, Click Help, then Click Start Tour Again.
Creating a new project
Creating a new project in Premiere Rush is simple. During the process of creating a project, you'll have the opportunity to select files you want to incorporate into your video.
In Premiere Rush, you have the option of not only working with files on your computer, but also files that you've stored in Creative Cloud — that includes videos recorded with the mobile version of Premiere Rush. You can find all the files you need, either from your computer or Creative Cloud, using the Media Browser.
NOTE: The following steps assume you have downloaded and extracted the exercise files to your computer's desktop. If this isn't the case, navigate to the location where you extracted the exercise files instead of the desktop.
To create a new project, in the Home screen,
The screen will change, and display options for creating a new project:
From here, we have the opportunity to choose what files to work with, give our project a name, and indicate if we want to sync the project with Creative Cloud. Let's choose the files we want to work with, then finish creating the project.
To give the project a name, in the Project Name field beneath the Media Browser, type:
To navigate to the folder containing the files to add, in the navigation panel on the left side of the Media Browser,
Click , Click RushBasics_Start folder
To select the files to work with,
Click cat-with-toy.mp4, Click cat-fountain.jpg
To finish creating the project, in the bottom right corner of the window,
Premiere Rush will create the new project, and the selected files will be added to the timeline as clips.
Importing media into an existing project
There may be times when you need to add media to a project that's already in progress. This can be done in the Edit workspace, using the Add Media button. Let's see how to do this.
To start adding a file, at the top left corner of the Premiere Rush interface,
Click , Click
Navigate to the RushBasics_Start folder, if necessary.
To select the file to add, in the Media Browser,
Click playful-cat.mp4, Click
The new file will be added to the timeline as a clip. We can reposition the clip later if needed.