Mastering ProShow Effects

Learn all about Motion Effects, Adjustment Effects, Masking Effects and Caption/Text Layer Effects in ProShow Producer 7
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  • Lectures 38
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

Are you ready to get creative? In this course, you'll learn how to create tons of different effects in ProShow Producer. Motion Effects. Adjustment Effects. Text Effects. Masking Effects. Several effects even combine two or three of these tools!

This course is for Beginner to Intermediate ProShow users. You must own ProShow Producer, either version 6 or 7. Many of the lessons provide materials you'll need to download to follow along. You'll also need several photos of your own to create these effects.

Throughout the course, you'll be creating beautiful (and useful) effects in each section, designed to teach you about a specific tool: Keyframing, Masking, Text Layers, etc. There are also practice activities at the end of each section, allowing you to create an effect using the tools you just learned about all on your own!

If you struggle with turning a creative effect you can see clearly in your mind into a realized animation in ProShow, this is the course for you!

What are the requirements?

  • You must own ProShow Producer 6 or 7. No other software is required.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Use Motion Keyframing on Layers to create dynamic animated effects.
  • Create several effects that use Adjustment Settings, including a painted look, reflections, and a Flash Effect
  • Use Caption Layer to create Title Effects, Lower Thirds, and a Multi-Image/Caption Collage
  • Use Text Layers with Masking abilities, Tilting effects, and reflections.
  • Use Masks to frame a photo and to create a Parallax effect.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone who wants to master creating all kinds of effects in ProShow Producer 6 or 7. Beginners through Advanced users are all welcome!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Taking control

The first section of this Course, Motion Effects, is a complete overview of Keyframing. It moves a little slower than the subsquent courses. If you understand how Keyframes work with Motion, using them with Adjustments, Text Layers and Masking is a breeze!

Section 2: Motion Effects - Keyframing Overview

This is a brief overview of the Aspects that we'll be covering in Motion Keyframing, such as Pan, Zoom, Tilt, and Rotation.

  1. Setting Show Preferences
  2. Adding multiple images into a single slide
  3. Setting a specific time for a Keyframe
  4. Creating a 2 Image Flip Effect
Review: Lemons to Lemonade Concepts
  1. Adding time to a slide without effecting current keyframes.
  2. Setting attributes globally, instead of by Keyframes
  3. Workflow: sometimes it's best to work backwards!
  4. Zooming the Preview window out to see the area outside of the viewing area.
Review - Adding Time to an existing Slide
Rotating in Sequence

In this Practice Activity, I want you to create this Motion Effect. I'm not going to tell you how....use the tools you've just learned to create it while flying solo!

Section 3: Adjustment Effects
Adjustments Introduction
  1. Global Changes in the Adjustments Tab
  2. Editing Tools cannot be Keyframed (except for Colorize)
  3. Changes over time in the Effects Tab
  4. Changing the color of a background over time


This very simple effect is a great starting point for learning how to create Adjustment Effects. However, there's a little more work to it than immediately meets the eye.


Choosing just the right photo is important for this effect.


Adjustments in the Adjustments Tab PLUS Adjustments in the Effects Tab makes for some amazing effects!

Photo Flash - Part 1

Need a little help? This effect is a downloadable Slide Style in the Bonus Section!

Tilted Reflection - Part 1
Tilted Reflection - Part 2
Adjustment Layer - Part 1
Adjustment Layer - Part 2
Practice Activity - Adjustment Effects
Section 4: Text Layers and Captions
Captions and Text Layers Introduction
Two Captions Transform - on the "Fly"
Kindness is Free....and solid colors can hide Captions!
Creating a Simple Lower 3rd - Part 1
Creating a Simple Lower 3rd - Part 2
Creating the Family Photo and Caption Montage - Part 1
Creating the Family Photo and Caption Montage - Part 2
Text Layers - Happy Birthday!

Need a little help? This effect is a downloadable Slide Style in the Bonus Section!

Using Text Layer AS Masks
Creating the Live, Laugh, Love Title Effect - Part 1
Creating the Live, Laugh, Love Title Effect - Part 2

Need a little help? This effect is a downloadable Slide Style in the Bonus Section!


Need a little help? This effect is a downloadable Slide Style in the Bonus Section!

Section 5: Masking Effects

Need a little help? This effect is a downloadable Slide Style in the Bonus Section!

Paralax Effect
Practice Activity - Masking Behind a Frame
Section 6: BONUS!

Realistic Drop Shadow.....Swinging Text Layer using Modifiers

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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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