Learn ProShow Producer - Beginning is Easy!

Learning all the basics of this rich Slide Show software.
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

This course is designed for beginning users of ProShow Producer 7 to get you up and running using ProShow Producer in "Automatic" mode. You'll learn all of the basic tools that you'll need to create a beautiful slide show easily and efficiently, including Pre-Designed Slide Styles, Transitions, and Templates. You'll also learn how to use the Show Wizard as a great starting point to get your show started!

Once you've created your show, you'll learn how to burn it onto a DVD, create a beautifully customized DVD menu and save that menu file to use again in the future.

What are the requirements?

  • You must have ProShow Producer 7, by Photodex.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create full shows using pre-built Slide Styles and customize those styles
  • Create full shows using The Wizard
  • Create full shows using pre-built Show Templates
  • Customize individual Slides to ensure that their photos are being displayed properly.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is intended for new users of ProShow Producer 7 who wish to use it in its most simplest form with pre-built Slide Styles and Templates
  • This course is also a great refresher for those who already use the software, but never learned in-depth details about some of its features, such as the Wizard and Templates.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Interface Tour
01:37

Whether you've just purchased ProShow Producer or you've had it for awhile, but never really learned about all of its bells and whistles, this Course will teach you how to use ProShow Producer to create stunning Slide Shows at it's most basic level. Nothing complicated here; we'll be driving Producer 7 as an Automatic

05:14
  1. New Slide Show Window - 0:27
  2. Areas of the Interface - 0:52
  3. Adjusting each area - 1:09
  4. Folder List - 1:30
  5. File List - 1:50
    1. Sorting Thumbnails - 2:10
    1. Re-sizing Thumbnails - 3:10
    1. View Details - 3:47
  6. Slide List/Timeline - 4:15
04:51
  1. Slide List
    1. Add a Slide (Blank or with a Photo) - 0:22
    2. Slide Details (Name, Number, Time, Transition) - 1:00
    3. Renaming your slide - 1:10
    4. Slide Time - don't forget the transition time! - 1:35
    5. Adding a Photo to a Blank Slide - 1:50
    6. Scrubbing the Slide List - 2:15
    7. Play/Pause per Slide - 2:30 Note: I mention that I will go over this in detail in a future lecture; I lied. It is a more intermediate feature that will be discussed in detail in another Course.
  2. Timeline - 2:55
    1. Adjusting Slide/Transition time in Timeline - 4:10
05:36
  1. Icon List - 0;10
  2. Edit>Preferences - 1:10
    1. Internet Browser - 1:40
    2. Playback Settings - 2:00
    3. Show Defaults - 2:23
    4. External Applications - 2:50
  3. Tools>Manage Show Templates - 4:25
  4. Tools>Create Slide Style/Create Transition - 4:50
  5. Publish - 5:03
  6. Help>Check for Upgrades - 5:12
05:50
  1. Build - (That's where we were during the last lesson - 0:00)
  2. Design (Useless area) - 0:12
  3. Publish - 0:42
    1. Blu-ray and DVD - 1:05
    2. Social Media - 1:25
    3. HTML5 - 2:20
    4. Executable - 2:42
    5. Show Template - 3:03
    6. Still Frame Capture - 3:36
    7. Custom Video File - 4:07
    8. ProShow Gallery - 4:30
Section 2: Music
04:47
  1. Soundtrack Tab - 1:00
  2. Copyright Explanation - 1:15 (Note: I mention that you WILL NOT be able to upload a copyrighted song to the internet....what I should have said is you SHOULD NOT. You have the ability to upload those songs to the internet, just know that they may be taken down without warning, have advertisements added that you cannot remove or, in the worst scenario, you may be sued. You have been warned.)
  3. Music Library - 2:30
    1. Categories - 2:55
    2. Previewing a song - 3:10
    3. Favorites - 3:22
  4. Duplicating in the Soundtrack List - 3:50
  5. Deleting a Soundtrack - 4:12
08:11
  1. Offset - 0:25
  2. Positive Offset - 1:30
  3. Negative Offset - 2:00
  4. Trim settings - 3:15
  5. Zoom in the Trim Window - 3:55
  6. Fade in and out/Offset - 4:40
  7. Slide Sounds and Soundtrack during other sounds - 5:23
  8. Sync Slide to Audio (please, don't use this feature) - 6:30
09:46
  1. Opening Timeline Mode - 0:10
  2. Timeline Zoom Tool - 0:52
  3. Shifting the entire timeline 1:45
  4. Offset sound file 2:05
  5. Beware of offsetting previous sound file - 2:55
  6. Trim Sound File - 3:55
  7. Fade Sound File - 4:35
  8. Beware of accidentally changing volume while fading - 5:22
  9. Zooming Waveform (not very useful) - 6:55
  10. Adding Audio Volume Points (Keyframes) - 7:30
Section 3: Slide Styles
11:25
  1. Sound Files from the Music Library - 0:20
  2. Pre-work suggestions - 0:58
  3. Add your photos to the timeline - 2:26
  4. Add offset to music - 2:50
  5. Add a Blank Slide for Title - 2:54
  6. Get timing of music right - 3:10
  7. Work in Timeline Mode - 3:30
  8. Add a Title Slide Style - 4:47
  9. Slide Style Window - 5:10
  10. Aspect Ratio Drop Down Menu - 5:18
  11. Layers Drop Down Menu - 5:43
  12. Captions Drop Down Menu - 6:42
  13. Slide Style Description (recommended times) - 7:00
  14. Apply Selected Slide Style - 7:45
  15. Captions Settings - 8:20
  16. Zoom Preview Window - 8:25
  17. Change Text - 9:00
  18. Slide Styles in the FX Tab - 9:10
  19. Transitions in the FX Tab - 9:55
  20. Play through first two slides - 10:45
08:26
  1. Determining general slide times for pace of music - 0:20
  2. Set Slide and Transition times for a group of slides - 1:40
  3. Select all Slides in first song; set slide and transition time - 3:18
  4. Double up slides (2 photos in a single slide; delete extra slide) - 4:00
  5. Ctrl Click to add a photo to an existing slide - 4:20
  6. Copy Layer to Selected Slide - 5:05
  7. Number of Slides now fits first song - 6:54
  8. Increase Slide Time, for just a few slides, when all slides are too short to fit song - 7:25
12:18
  1. Open Slide Options Window - 0:10
  2. Slide Style Categories - 0:20
  3. Downloading Freebies from Photodex - 0:55
  4. "Hidden" Styles: Aspect Ratio, Layers, and Captions Settings - 2:30
  5. Choosing your Style - 2:58
  6. Previewing before applying - 3:30
  7. Applying the Style - 3:48
  8. Two Photo Slide Styles - 4:35
  9. Brief explanation of Layers - 4:40
  10. Show only Matching Layers (2 Layers) in Style Category - 5:10
  11. Slide Style Preview matches your slide time - 6:27
  12. Grouping Slide Styles into "Favorites" - 8:50
  13. Favorite Multiple Slide Styles in the FX Tab - 9:48
  14. "Un-Favorite" Slide Styles - 11:08
14:07
  1. Adjusting Time to match downbeat - 0:20
  2. Determining why Slide 6 looks wrong - 1:50
  3. Edge of Photo Vs. Edge of Frame - 2:05
  4. Brief explanation of Keyframing - 2:25
  5. Resizing photo for 1st Keyframe - 2:50
  6. Different ways to adjust the Zoom Values - 3:20
  7. Resizing 2nd Keyframe - 4:10
  8. Re-positioning photo in both keyframes - 4:45
  9. Customizing the orientation of a photo - 5:42
  10. Cropping a Layer - 6:00
  11. Determine Scale or Position Fix (Position!) - 6:40
  12. Determine Fix for Slide 14 (Crop and position) - 8:25
  13. Customizing Captions - 9:45
  14. Which Keyframe/Layer do I customize?! - 10:35
  15. Dotted Keyframe (don't touch!) - 11:10
  16. Adjust Keyframe 3 - 11:30
  17. Copy Keyframe settings from one layer to another - 11:45


05:00
  1. Transitions Tab in the FX Window - 0:30
  2. Adding Transitions to your "favorites" - 0:45
  3. Choose Transition Window - 1:40
  4. Basic and Recent Transitions - 2:45
03:17
  1. Adjust Slide Times/Transition Times to fit song - 0:14
  2. Double up on Slides or Extend times to fit song - 0:32
  3. Apply Slide Styles - 0:50
  4. Copying Slide Style to other Slides - 1:15
  5. Customize Slides, when needed - 2:15
  6. Add Transitions - 2:33
  7. Play back entire show; tweak as needed - 2:48
  8. Done! - 3:10
Section 4: Publishing your show
12:26
  1. Create DVD Window - 0:35
    1. Setting your show Thumbnail - 1:14
    2. Intro Show Option - 2:00
    3. Menu and Show Titles - 2:50
    4. Theme Backgrounds - 3:37
    5. Menu Layout - 3:50
  2. Customize Menu - 4:20
    1. Settings Tab; Add Music to the DVD Menu - 4:33
    2. Thumbnails Tab; Select Highlight Color - 4:55
    3. Layers Tab - 5:20
    4. Re-position/Re-size Layers - 5:40
    5. Captions Tab - 6:08
    6. Hide Caption Layers - 6:15
    7. Re-position Caption Layer - 6:30
    8. Action on Click (Play a show when clicked on) - 7:02
    9. Navigation - 7:40
    10. Adding your own Layers - 8:02
    11. Changing Text Color - 9:00
    12. Add a Drop Shadow to a Layer - 9:30
    13. Re-Design....Again - 9:43
  3. Save Menu File - 9:56
  4. File Organization (personal preference) - 10:05
  5. Burning Tab - 10:40
    1. Burning Speed - 10:45
    2. Include Original Photos - 11:12
    3. Disc Label - 11:40
  6. Executable and Branding Tabs (don't apply to DVDs) - 12:02
Section 5: The Wizard
11:54
  1. Introducing The Wizard - 0:00
  2. Don't start in the Wizard! - 0:50
  3. FX Tab; Themes - 1:00
  4. Create Theme - 1:55
  5. Edit Theme Window - 2:20
    1. Choose Styles - 2:30
    2. Choose Transitions - 2:58
    3. Theme Name and Thumbnail - 2:58
  6. Open Wizard - 3:45
    1. Add Photos - 3:55
    2. Delete Photos - 4:15
    3. Re-Order Photos - 4:30
    4. Add Text - 4:53
    5. Add music - 5:20
    6. Choose Theme - 5:40
    7. Final Details; Title - 5:58
  7. Preview (Slides and Time) - 6:40
  8. Finish and Done! - 7:10
  9. Save Early, Save Often - 7:22
  10. Review show for timing and adjustments - 7:54
    1. Slide and Transition Timing - 8:15
    2. Slide Adjustments - 8:30
      1. Position Adjustment - 8:45
      2. Position Adjustment - 9:30
  11. Not all Styles were used - 9:53
  12. Using the Wizard gets you half way done! - 11:00
Section 6: Templates
10:56
  1. New > Show Template - 0:05
  2. Open Photodex Template - 0:37
  3. Drag and Drop into Template - 0:45
  4. KISS Wedding Template - 1:15
  5. Opening a Template - 2:05
  6. Tools > Manage Show Templates - 2:12
    1. Add/Import a Template - 2:26
  7. Open a Template Show File - 2:35
  8. "Some Files are Missing" - 2:52
    1. Find Selected - 3:15
    2. Continue without finding songs - 4:00
  9. Choice Slides Templates - 4:15
    1. Slide Names - 4:28
    2. Layer Notes and Names - 4:50
    3. Making Adjustments - 5:43
      1. Flip Horizontal - 6:25
      2. Adjust positioning; watch edges! - 6:50
  10. Soundtrack - 7:32
  11. Slide Timing - 7:55
  12. Save Early, Save Often - 8:25
  13. Can't overwrite a Template File (.pst), can overwrite a show file (.psh) - 8:45
  14. Recap and....Done!! - 9:56
08:19
  1. Adding a Caption to a Photo in the Wizard
  2. Grid and Safe Zone
  3. Add Flower to other Slide
  4. Choice Slides Freebies
  5. KISS Wedding Template Coupon Code

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Instructor Biography

Jennifer Clark, ProShow Guru and Graphic Designer

Jennifer started her career as a Video Editor and Graphic Designer back in the 1990s. With the launch of the ProShow Slide Show software in the early 2000s, she was able to combine her professional knowledge of Video and Graphic Design with this robust, but novice oriented program.

With over 20 years of experience in Video Graphic Design, Jennifer creates stunning Slide Styles and Templates that anyone can use to create beautiful shows using the ProShow Software. Her teaching style also earned high marks by Photodex, who has invited her to be a guest speaker at two of their ProShow Conventions as well as being a contributor to thier ProShow Book, "Secrets of ProShow Experts".

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