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How to Add Grids and Guides in Premiere Pro CC

Learn to add grids and guides in Premiere Pro CC.
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If you have used After Effects or Photoshop, you may be familiar with the grids and guides in these two programs. These are great features to help align everything within your production. Premiere Pro however doesn’t come with these features for one reason or another. Today I am going to show you how to add grids and guides in Premiere Pro CC.

How to Add Grids and Guides in Premiere Pro CC

  1. Create a sequence with your footage in it.
  2. Go to the point where you want to add in your grid.
  3. Go up to file->new->transparent video.
  4. Find the transparent video where your other footage is. Drag it on to the timeline.
  5. Go to effects and find the “grid” effect. Drag this effect on to the transparent video.
  6. You now have a grid over your footage. Go to effect controls to adjust the grid.
  7. Change the Size From to “Width & Height Sliders” to have more fine control over the grid.
  8. Go to opacity and lower it down to help make the foreground a little easier to see.
  9. Now you can use the grid to base your effects or text off.

There you have it. Although this feature isn’t built in, with just a little creativity you can add in your own grids to guide your work.

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