How to Create a Planet in Adobe Premiere

If you are looking for interesting effects to create in Adobe Premiere, then why not create a planet? Making a computerized image of a planet using this software is not too difficult, once you know how it is done, and it will certainly look impressive as you maneuver it into the various areas that you need to. If you are looking for a particular kind of effect, then the rotating planet could be perfect for you. Although beginners may be daunted by the idea of creating a planet, the process behind it is not too difficult, and can easily be managed by people with basic computer skills.

Materials Needed

  • Adobe Premiere
  • Computer
  • Media file

Step 1: Creating a Background

Before you can start to create the impression of a planet, you need something for it to rotate in. The perfect place for this is a black or dark matte background. Make a color background, and place it into the area for Video 1. You can do this by clicking on the sequences button, and then clicking on the Color Matte button below this. Save to video 1. Once you have done that, open up the generate tab, and locate the Ramp effect. Pick this up using your mouse, and drag it over to the required location.

Step 2: Make a Planet Texture

Open up the project panel, and place a Texture template into the panel. Once this is located in the project, drag it into the file marked Video 2. You need to have the texture at least double the size of your color matte background before you can use it to create your world. You can then color the texture template as you like.

Step 3: Make a Planet

Once you are satisfied with the color and texture of your template, open up the sequence tab, and then choose GPU Transitions. In this tab, you should be able to find one labeled Sphere. Select this button, and pull it towards the panel for video 2. Once you have done this, open up the Effects Control tab, and set the sphere to a suitable duration. You should be able to determine how long the sphere will turn for as an animation.

Step 4: Extend the Animation

Once you have set up the Effects Control button, you should then be able to extend the rotation effect by pulling at the playtime button in the timeline for the sequence. This will ensure that you can make the sphere rotate for as long as you wish. You can the add other effects to the planet, for example using the Emboss effect to make the planet stand out more from the background.

Step 5: Finishing

Once you have secured all the effects for your planet that you wish, open up the first frame in your timeline, and add a Keyframe from the effects control tab. Once you have done this, go to the final frame in your timeline, and drag the texture to a different position in the frame. Add a Lens flare to your picture, and then export it where you wish.

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